The subcompact Prius c, which goes on sale in March, is a little brother to the regular Prius, a car with compact dimensions on the outside and midsize space on the inside, and the even roomier Prius v.
When the production version of the Prius c debuted at the Detroit auto show, Toyota positioned it as a city car that offers high fuel economy in a small package that is well-suited to urban driving.
The Prius c, a four-door hatchback, has a smaller gas engine than the regular Prius (1.5 liters versus 1.8), a body that’s 19 inches shorter, the same combined city/highway mileage rating of 50 mpg and a smaller price tag.
Toyota said the Prius c will start at under $19,000, some $5,000 less than the regular Prius.
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