Welcomes You Back - 2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C: Welcomes You Back

May 3, 2013

2012 Toyota Prius C

A lot of cars nowadays seem to incorporate technology that allows them to "recognize" their drivers. Examples include Jaguar's ignition button pulsing with a heartbeat cadence, or Cadillac's CUE system initiating the moment your posterior hits the leather.

The Prius has a similar feature, though it's a little more akin to Jaguar's in its subtlety. Approach the car at night with the key on your person and the interior dome lights warm to a welcoming glow, even before you actively unlock the car or reach out to open the door.

It's a small thing, but after a long day at work it's cool that your car is there waiting to greet you. Or maybe I'm just easily amused.

Karl Funke, Associate Vehicle Coordinator @ 14,421 miles

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