2019 Toyota Prius c
- The base and top-level trims eliminated from Prius C lineup
- Two remaining midlevel trims renamed L and LE
- Part of the first generation of the Prius C introduced for 2012
- Reliably returns excellent fuel economy
- Surprisingly roomy interior for such a small car
- Compact form makes it easy to maneuver and park
- Comes standard with active safety tech and touchscreen infotainment
- Stiff ride that's uncomfortable on rough roads
- Slow acceleration, even for a hybrid
- Low-rent materials in the interior
- Noticeable wind and road noise at highway speed
2019 Toyota Prius c pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Prius c does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
If you're looking for simple and fuel-efficient transportation, it doesn't get much better than the 2019 Toyota Prius C. The Prius C is essentially a smaller and less advanced version of the ultra-popular Prius hatchback. It has a lower price, less space and fewer features, but it offers similarly high fuel economy.
Underneath, the Prius C uses the old version of the standard Prius hybrid system, but that doesn't stop it from achieving an impressive EPA rating of 46 mpg combined. The conventional gasoline engine and the battery combine for just 99 horsepower, which means the Prius C is pretty slow. But in city traffic it does just fine. And despite its small footprint, the Prius C is still relatively spacious — there's enough room for four adults and their baggage.
There are some drawbacks. The C's ride quality is stiff, and there's a lot of wind and road noise at highway speeds. Interior quality is a bit below segment standards, too. Overall, however, we'd recommend a closer look at the 2019 Prius C, even if you've avoided hybrids in the past.
2019 Toyota Prius c configurations
The 2019 Prius C comes in two simple trim levels: L and LE. Both come with a hybrid drivetrain that pairs an electric motor with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder (99 horsepower, 82 pound-feet of torque). Together, the hybrid powertrain drives the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission. With its small dimensions and hybrid powertrain, the Prius C gets an EPA-estimated 46 mpg combined (48 city/43 highway).
Both the L and the LE come standard with a limited version of Toyota's Safety Sense. In the Prius C, this system includes forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning and automatic high beams.
Beyond this safety equipment, the L comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, LED headlights and taillights, power mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, automatic climate control, cloth seats with a 60/40-split folding rear bench, and a tilt-and-telescoping adjustable steering wheel. Entertainment duties are handled by a 6.1-inch touchscreen system with voice commands, Bluetooth, a USB port and a four-speaker stereo.
The LE comes with a few more items, but not much. It adds proximity entry with push-button start and an upgraded infotainment system. The LE also comes with a 6.1-inch screen with higher resolution, navigation, satellite radio and Toyota's Entune app suite.
Noise & vibration
Ease of use
Getting in/getting out
Audio & navigation
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Prius c safety features:
- Pre-Collision System
- Warns the driver of potential front collisions and may reduce the vehicle's speed to mitigate damage.
- Lane Departure Alert
- Alerts the driver when the vehicle departs from its lane without signaling.
- Automatic High Beams
- Switches high beams on and off for maximum visibility, depending on road conditions and the presence of other vehicles.
Toyota Prius C vs. the competition
2019 Toyota Prius C
2019 Honda Fit
Toyota Prius C vs. Honda Fit
Because the Prius C is a hybrid and the Honda Fit isn't, comparing fuel economy isn't really fair. The Prius C gets an EPA-estimated 46 mpg combined while the Fit is rated at 33 mpg combined. The Fit makes up for this lack in efficiency with better interior quality, more equipment for the money, and an overall driving experience that's much more enjoyable.
Toyota Prius C vs. Toyota Prius
The standard Toyota Prius was redesigned just a few years ago and now is more spacious and efficient. Rated at 52 mpg combined, it's even beating its little brother, the Prius C. The standard Prius is more expensive, though, so you'll have to look at a base model to get close to the Prius C's low price. Read Edmunds' long-term test of the Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius C vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV
As far as small, efficient cars go, the Chevrolet Bolt is certainly worth a look. The Bolt is an electric vehicle, so you'll need to have access to a nearby charging station or one at your house. With impressive EV range and a suite of available modern features, it compares favorably to the Prius C, despite the price difference. Read Edmunds long-term road test of the Chevrolet Bolt.
Sponsored cars related to the Prius c
2019 Toyota Prius c for Sale
2019 Toyota Prius c Overview
The 2019 Toyota Prius c is offered in the following submodels: Prius c Hatchback. Available styles include LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
What do people think of the 2019 Toyota Prius c?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Toyota Prius c and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Prius c.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Toyota Prius c and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Prius c featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2019 Toyota Prius c?
2019 Toyota Prius c LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2019 Toyota Prius c LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,139. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Prius c LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $1,713 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,713 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$22,426.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Prius c LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is7.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 3 2019 Toyota Prius c LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Toyota Prius c L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2019 Toyota Prius c L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,450. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Prius c L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $1,206 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,206 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,244.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Prius c L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is5.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 10 2019 Toyota Prius c L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
Which 2019 Toyota Prius cs are available in my area?
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2019 Toyota Prius c for sale near. There are currently 27 new 2019 Prius cs listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $22,619 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2019 Toyota Prius c. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $2,860 on a used or CPO 2019 Prius c available from a dealership near you.
Can't find a new 2019 Toyota Prius cs you want in your area? Consider a broader search.
Find a new Toyota Prius c for sale - 2 great deals out of 18 listings starting at $12,198.
Find a new Toyota for sale - 9 great deals out of 23 listings starting at $13,599.
Why trust Edmunds?
Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.
Should I lease or buy a 2019 Toyota Prius c?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.
Check out Toyota lease specials