2013 Toyota Prius c consumer reviews

$19,080 starting MSRP
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93% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.7
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best car and value, hands down

The Prius C is the best car for the value on the market, hands down. It is stylish, technologically savvy, a gas saver hybrid, and of course has the guarantee of the Toyota brand. I bought this instead of a Mercedes due to economical reasons-it is worth its cost and is a better investment than most cars.


Great gas mileage

As an owner of three guzzlers (Expedition EL, Tundra and Land Rover) I was looking to save $$$$ and purchased a base model Prius C. $19K all in out the door and I've been pleased after 1 month of driving it. Although I gave up the power & torque of a V8 the gas savings more than makes up for it. I've been surprised at the interior space. I'm 6' 230lbs and I can fit 3 additional average sized adults comfortably in the vehicle with me. The interior could use a console storage but outside of the everything is great.


Great investment in peace of mind & style!

The Toyota Prius C works well for me because as a self-employed business owner who finds herself traveling anywhere from 300-400 miles weekly to various client sites, it's important for me to look professionally presentable with an appealing-looking car, not spend way too much time in the gas station or repair/service/parts/smog place, and thoughtfully hedge myself against wildly fluctuating gas prices. A huge plus is also the fact that its steering is not dependent on the traditional hydraulic system, which means that there is a lot less pressure on my wrists (already strained from past carpal tunnel), torso, etc. to steer around safely. It's not too big nor too small to park, it's sizeable enough to be visibly taken seriously on the road (whether traffic-choked streets or wide freeways), and has a lot of legroom and headroom for both the driver and whatever occasional passengers or storage I may occasionally take on (such as my dog ;). Unlike before when I would need to gas up my old V6 w/ 12 gallon tank 2x/week (which really adds up in terms of $ and time spent), I only gas up 1x/week a much smaller 9 gallon tank since the EV battery does a great job recycling stop-and-start energy w/ regenerative braking, and it's Eco-Mode is so reliable in maximizing mileage. It took some for me to get used to using the digital screens to switch displays (ex. from kph to mph, etc.), but as I got the hang of it, things got even smoother. I also like its climate control options (really helpful especially against weather extremes) and user-friendly radio settings, etc. It's a 4-dr hatchback that I can even extend storage space on by either partially or fully pulling down the backseat, and when I just need enough trunk space for what few groceries I have as a single gal, it even has a detachable trunk cover so no one has to peer into my trunk stuff and sunlight does not have to directly hit my bagged groceries. drive literally from 9 am to 9 pm, and depending on the day, I could either just be in residential streets, wide freeways, or lots of winding mountain roads since some of my clients really live and work out of the way, so I'm just happily relieved that I've found a car that I can truly rely on - yay Toyota Prius C 2013!


Test Drive Prius C

I'm happy with the Prius V that I own. I test drove a Prius C; it was smaller, especially in the trunk and seemed to have significantly les power than the Prius V. I thought the power issue would be a problem on steep hills or merging onto highways and passing using an oncoming lane of traffic. I did not purchase the Prius C. I could not judge reliability.


best car I've owned

I am very happy with my car purchase. The dealer and car purchase experience was the best I have been through so far. I truly am getting the mileage advertised and better....couldn't be happier


Small but worth the money

We "downgraded" from a VW Passat wagon. It feels better to drive a bigger car. But this car handles well and the savings on gas are *unbelievable*.



I was happy to see that Toyota finally started producing a Prius version that is offroad-capable. With new suspension, rear-locking differential and 35" mud terrain tires, this vehicle will get you anywhere. Stock performance is near-pathetic, but nitrous kits are widely available.


love my prius c

great purchase experience with morristown toyota, very little pressure, and basically got what i \wanted for my trade in, and a great price on the 13 prius c. the prius so far has been everything i expected and all that was advertised,,,,very smooth ride and great gas mileage.


Averaging 49MPG

I drive both Hwy and city to get to work and with this Hybrid, I don't mind the traffic so much. Love my Toyota!!


this car is every bit as good as I imagined it wou

I waited a long time for my new 2013 Prius C and I am so happy. It has a very attractive appearance, gets GREAT gas mileage and drives easily with a lot of room and comfort.