2012 Toyota Prius c Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C: Second-Least Expensive Hybrid

March 12, 2013

2012 Toyota Prius C

There was a time when shoppers had to pay steep premiums for the privilege of enjoying hybrid technology. It was a backward way of looking at things, really. After all, the primary benefit of owning a hybrid is that it'll save you money at the gas pump, and if an unreasonably high price tag eats into those savings, the car's advantages become more nebulous. Cleaner emissions are great and all, but they won't put cash in your pocket.

These days, there are many hybrids that offer not just gas savings, but very affordable pricing as well. To celebrate this fact, we put together a list of the 10 least expensive hybrids. The hard-working Prius C was one of the top-ranking choices, with a second-place finish.

Other hybrids that made the cut include the Honda Insight, Honda CR-Z, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid and Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$131 per month*
* Explanation