2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C: Accommodates When It Can

April 5, 2013

2012 Toyota Prius C

Our Prius C is far from luxurious. In fact, it's one of the most bare bones cars we've had in the fleet for some time. Toyota didn't cheap out, though, it simply eliminated any wastefully heavy options. It's what makes this Prius deliver the incredible mileage it does.

There are still plenty of nods to convenience throughout the car, however, so it's not a complete stripper. I was pleasantly surprised to find this flip-out cupholder in the backseat. It's not huge, so it won't hold anything bigger than your average soda, but at least it's there.

I've driven plenty of higher end cars that lack any kind of cupholder for the rear seats which always seems like an odd oversight to me. People in the back need drinks, too.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 13,487 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Toyota Prius c in VA is:

$131 per month*
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