2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test


2012 Toyota Prius C: Everyone Likes Kittens

May 30, 2013

2012 Toyota Prius C

All right, come on: is this not the cutest rear wiper you've ever seen?

Among rear wipers, this is like a puppy, kitten and gosling combined. Not sure I've seen one smaller on a modern car. Maybe on a Mini.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

Comments

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    Why do they think that you need a wiper on the rear window of such a small car? I mean come on this thing is 4.5-5.5 inches long probably and it clears such a small section of the rear window that I can't see how Toyota can justify costs to engineer/test/install/service such a near useless wiper..........Sorry about the wall of text.

  • http://image2.cpsimg.com/sites/carparts/assets/roadtests/scionxd/images/rear.jpg It might be tied with the Scion xD.

  • group17 group17 Posts:

    Almost as cute as the front right which seems to serve no purpose.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    They might as well eliminate it and upgrade the interior a bit.

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    This is definitely the cutest I've seen. Maybe the Mini Clubman has a smaller blade but it has two of them. As rear glass has been shrinking on cars I've actually seen some decent sized SUVs with ridiculously small rear wipers. They are limited by the height of the window so you see this low, wide rear window with a tiny arc in the middle.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    Some wiped area on the back is better than none. Legacygt hits the nail on the head. the aspect ratio of most rear screens dictates tiny wipers.

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