2012 Toyota Prius c Long Term Road Test


2012 Toyota Prius C: It's No Turkey

November 22, 2012

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The Prius C is my ride for the Thanksgiving break and it's been a cheerful companion through all the holiday-related errands and runs. In the spirit of the season, I figured I'd make a list celebrating all the things I like most about this pint-sized Prius.

1: Hurray for its nav system interface, which is easy to read and use. The system is also relatively quick. I know we've criticized the nav system's voice control feature for being somewhat slow on the uptake, but to be honest, I have tried it yet -- on a recent trip to unfamiliar Inglewood to sample the wares of a well-reviewed restaurant, it was simple enough for me to input my destination via touchscreen. Haven't felt the need thus far to get any fancier than that.

2: Its compact footprint makes it a breeze to park and maneuver. And despite its petite dimensions, the cabin still feels roomy enough for my frame.

3: And then, of course, there's its gas mileage. With all the recent drama surrounding a certain company that promised one thing on the fuel economy front and delivered something less impressive, you have to appreciate a car whose real-world mileage lives up to manufacturer claims.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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