2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C: Fuel Economy Update for March

April 2, 2013

2012 Toyota Prius C

Not sure what I did to help the cause, but the average lifetime mileage of our 2012 Toyota Prius C edged up to 44.8 miles per gallon in March. Pretty impressive given that this little hatchback needs a serious helping of right foot to get it up to speed on the highway.

Like the standard Prius, the Prius C manages to deliver its huge fuel economy numbers no matter how hard you drive it. Go light on the pedal and I'm sure it would have no problem hitting its claimed 50 mpg mark.

Worst Fill MPG: 29.0
Best Fill MPG: 56.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 44.8
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined):
Best Range: 473.7 miles
Current Odometer:
13,487 miles

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 13,487 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$126 per month*
* Explanation