2016 Toyota Prius c Overview
The 2016 Toyota Prius c is the perfect size for city driving or those who simply don’t need as much space as the original Prius. Its compact size allows for even better fuel economy, and the interior is still much more spacious than most people expect for a vehicle of this size. The Prius c has the latest technology and safety features in addition to the excellent fuel economy that makes it a popular choice everywhere you go.
Toyota makes sure that your Prius c is visible on the road while being stylish thanks to the standard single-LED projector headlights with low and high beams. You can also add LED fog lights to the aggressive grille so you make a great impression wherever you go. The LEDs continue in the rear with the vibrant taillights that complement the hatchback’s sporty rear bumper. Available heated power exterior mirrors make sure you can clearly see in any weather and stops ice from forming. The exterior vortex generators constantly work to reduce wind turbulence, helping with efficiency and interior noise levels. The rear spoiler also helps with airflow dynamics.
To make your 2016 Prius c truly stand out, you can opt for the Persona Series with its vibrant color choices. Choose accents in Cherry Pearl or Electric Lime Metallic to make an impact on those around you. The Persona Series also has its own 15-inch black alloy wheels, special badging, and a rearview mirror in your chosen accent color.
While the Toyota Prius c is budget friendly, this doesn’t mean you miss out on any premium materials or features. The seats are comfortable, and you can opt for a two-tone interior fabric for an extra dose of style. For a luxury feel, opt for SofTex-trimmed seating and heated front seats. There is also an available moonroof to let you look at the sky or enjoy a nice breeze. Convenience is available across the Prius c lineup, including the Smart Key fob that lets you keep it in your purse or pocket and unlock the car by grasping the door handles then start it with the press of a button. To make the steering-wheel controls even more convenient, you can opt for the Touch Tracer Display that reminds you where these controls are so you can press the correct button without taking your eyes off the road.
You will notice that the Prius c has a great deal of interior space, particularly for a hybrid. This is partly because Toyota designed the battery so it can fit underneath the rear seats. This maximizes interior room and lowers the center of gravity. This is why you will notice 17.1 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats with the ability to split the 60/40 seats and fold them for even more room.
No matter which trim of the 2016 Toyota Prius c you choose to drive, you get the Entune Audio system with at least a 6.1-inch touchscreen, inputs for auxiliary audio and USB, Bluetooth for audio and phone with steering wheel controls, Siri Eyes Free, advanced voice recognition, a CD player, and four speakers. For the latest entertainment technology, opt for Entune Premium Audio featuring the App Suite and Integrated Navigation. The App Suite lets you access Facebook Places, Pandora, Slacker Radio, iHeart Radio, OpenTable, MovieTickets.com, and more while the navigation system will guide you.
As a Toyota Hybrid, the 2016 Prius c also has plenty of efficiency-related technology, including the Multi-Information Display. This screen is in color and shows you information related to efficiency, like your EV driving distance, fuel economy, and cruising range, as well as other information, such as the exterior temperature and trip timer. The energy monitor screen shows how your hybrid system is running at the moment. To stay on track, pay attention to your ECO Score display for your rating out of 100 for efficiency in starting, stopping, and cruising. You can even use ECO Savings to put in the mpg and fuel cost for average vehicles and see how much you are saving with the Prius c.
Efficiency and Power
If you decide to drive the 2016 Prius c, this is likely because of its excellent efficiency. While it has many other great features, the hybrid powertrain and efficiency are the main reasons drivers pick this Toyota over other small hatchbacks. Driving the Prius c lets you go 53 miles in the city or 46 miles on the highway on every single gallon, meaning you will find your trips to the gas station less frequent. As with other Toyota hybrids, the Prius c has the Hybrid Synergy Drive that combines the gas engine and electric motor to create a reliable and efficient combination. In the case of this model, it consists of a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and a motor that together give you 99 net horsepower. There is also a 19.3-kilowatt nickel-metal hydride battery. To further enhance efficiency, the Prius c has front-wheel drive and an electronically controlled CVT.
You can use the gas engine or electric motor by itself or use them together. EV Mode lets you run just on battery power for as far as a half-mile. There is also an ECO Mode that will make sure you get the most from every drop of fuel by limiting climate control operation and adjusting the vehicle’s throttle response. It should come as no surprise that the Toyota Prius c is a Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle, meaning it has much fewer smog-forming emissions that average gas-powered models, even the newest ones on the market.
The 2016 Toyota Prius c offers the latest suite of safety features from the automaker, Toyota Safety Sense C. This available package includes a pre-collision system, auto high beams, and lane departure alert. Even if you don’t opt for these features, you will get nine airbags and the standard Star Safety System, as well as numerous crumple zones to keep you and your passengers safe at all times.
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