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  • (4.8) 19 reviews
  • Available Prices: $10,197–$17,205
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 50
  • Engine: 73-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2014 Toyota Prius c

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Toyota Prius c

What We Don't Like

  • Strains on hills
  • Spongy brake-pedal feel

Notable Features

  • Smallest Prius version
  • Gas/electric hybrid
  • 50-mpg combined EPA rating
  • Seats up to five

2014 Toyota Prius c Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The subcompact Prius c is a smaller alternative to the regular Prius, Prius Plug-In and Prius V. C stands for "city," and the Prius c is a four-door hatchback that's available in four trim levels -- One through Four. Competitors include the Honda Insight hybrid and high-mileage subcompacts like the Hyundai Accent, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic.

New for 2014
There are no significant changes.
Exterior Highlights

  • About 19 inches shorter than regular Prius
  • 15-inch steel wheels with plastic covers; 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels available
  • LED taillights
  • Rear spoiler
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available fog lights
  • Available heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with accessory controls
  • Available upgraded stereo with touch-screen navigation system and Entune entertainment system
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available push-button start
  • Available 60/40-split folding backseat

Under the Hood

  • 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with electric motor make 99 horsepower total
  • Nickel-metal-hydride battery pack for hybrid system
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Nine airbags
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Antilock brakes

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

Average based on 19 reviews

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For getting you to work cheaply and reliably

by BoringMan! from Chapel Hill, NC on September 25, 2017

Comfy, inexpensive, sips gas quietly. Even the class 2 has all the features I could want. Wouldn't sell it if I wasn't leaving the country.

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4 Trims Available

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Our 2014 Toyota Prius c trim comparison will help you decide.

2014 Toyota Prius c Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius c Four

Front
P
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius c Four

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Overall evaluation
P
Retraints and dummy kinematics
P
Structure and safety cage
P

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius c Four

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius c Four

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/25,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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