Data Driven - 2012 Toyota Prius C Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Toyota Prius C Long Term Road Test

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2012 Toyota Prius C: Data Driven

September 19, 2012

A business maxim says that what gets measured gets done. At Edmunds, we're in Week Five of a fitness challenge and, armed (or legged) with pedometers, many of us are walking and exercising like never before. Hitting 10,000 steps a day has become a bit of an obsession for me.  

Data is obviously a focus in the Prius C. After a couple times in the car, I find that I've altered my driving style so I can achieve good eco scores and excellent mpg. It's the perfect antidote to feeling (without reference to any data) how underpowered and sluggish the car is. I tell myself that I can get a better eco score if I don't demand too much of it. I'm guessing Toyota thought all that through when it deciced to show us nuggets of data crack as we drive.

Back to the human data for a minute: I got more than 10,000 steps in yesterday. But my desktop pedometer program shows me that my daily average is only 5,668. Time for a walk.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @6,978 miles

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