2012 Toyota Prius C Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C: Disjointed Dash Design

June 15, 2012

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As anyone who knows my interest in cars will attest, I like clean, cohesive design. The jarring Bangle approach gave me nightmares. And this also applies to the interior. Clean is good, discordant is bad. Don't get me wrong, the Prius C's exterior design is fine and it works well as a space and fuel efficient runabout, albeit one with an unexpectedly stiff ride.

But that dash! Yuck. It almost seems like the Toyota guys "benchmarked" the Honda Insight's dash panel, what with all the dissimilar shapes and textures jumbled together.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 1,440 miles

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