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2014 Toyota Prius c

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$8,409 — $17,489 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
50 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Gas mileage
  • Ride comfort
  • Lower price than regular Prius
  • Hatchback versatility

The Bad

  • Strains on hills
  • Spongy brake-pedal feel
2014 Toyota Prius c exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Toyota Prius c
  • Smallest Prius version
  • Gas/electric hybrid
  • 50-mpg combined EPA rating
  • Seats up to five

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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

 

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

What drivers are saying

4.8
24 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

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(5.0)

Epic daily driver!

by Avito89 from Los Angeles on October 17, 2018

This car is the best of all worlds, incognito driving experience, unmatched reliability and simple comforts, Get one before simple cars are gone! Eventually you’ll be strapped to the backseat of Tesla ... Read full review

(5.0)

Most gas saver and fun car to drive.

by Hedy from Aptos, Santa Cruz on August 3, 2018

I liked that this car is reliable and ecological. For an average 5'4" to 5'8" person has comfortable leg room but if you a very big or tall person it is probably too small for you. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Toyota Prius c currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Toyota Prius c One

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

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

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Prius c received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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