2012 Toyota Prius C Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Styling

April 12, 2013

2012 Toyota Prius C


Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor


  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    Yeah, it looks like a pod, but it was a brilliant decision on Toyota's part a few years ago to make the Prius look just enough offbeat without being too crazy. That has allowed affluent, image-conscious people to buy the Prius as a fashion statement for their affluent, image-conscious neighbors. Recent news cites the Prius as the #1 selling vehicle in (affluent, image-conscious) California. Meanwhile, hybrid vehicles that were designed to look no different than their traditional counterparts have been sold slowly.

  • bc1960 bc1960 Posts:

    OK, but the profile isn't significantly different from the ICE Yaris on which it is based. Or compared to the ICE Honda Fit, for that matter.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    You can blame geometry for making the "pod" the most space efficient way of building a small car. Yeah, that'll work.

  • wheelmccoy_ wheelmccoy_ Posts:

    Hypod anyone?

  • ed124c ed124c Posts:

    Where's the article? Oh, I see, the car speaks for itself.

Leave a Comment

Research Models


Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$131 per month*
* Explanation
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific