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2017 Toyota Prius c

2017 Toyota Prius c

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$11,118 — $20,530 USED
5 Seats
46 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Fuel economy
  • Lower price than regular Prius
  • Hatchback versatility
  • Easy-to-use multimedia system

The Bad

  • Highway acceleration
  • Road noise
  • Unnatural-feeling brakes
  • Backup camera only available on top trim level
2017 Toyota Prius c exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 Toyota Prius c
  • Automatic emergency braking now standard
  • Lane departure warning now standard
  • Smallest Prius version
  • Gas-electric hybrid
  • Seats up to five

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2017 Toyota Prius c Review

from the expert editorial team

What it is: The subcompact Toyota Prius c hybrid is a smaller alternative to the regular Prius and Prius v. C stands for "city," and the Prius c is a four-door hatchback that competes with high-mileage subcompacts like the Hyundai Accent, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic.

New for 2017

Toyota's Safety Sense C system is now standard. The system features lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

Significant Standard Features
  • 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor make 99 horsepower total
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive 
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Power side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Significant Available Features
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power moonroof
  • Cruise control
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Navigation system

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

10 reviews — Read All reviews
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Low Cost of ownership

by Quad_father from virginia beach on July 25, 2020

Is it the most fun car to drive? No. Is it a really cool car? No, unless you're an engineer. Is it reliable, cheap to operate and maintain? Yes! That's what this car is designed to do. It doesn't get ... Read full review


Best car ever so happy I bought it!

by Christydawn12 from Longview, WA on April 20, 2018

This car doesn’t burn gas. It is so solid, drives like a dream. I can’t wait to do a road trip with my new Prius. Beaverton Toyota is the best! Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2017 Toyota Prius c currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Toyota Prius c One

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Lower Leg/Foot
Overall Evaluation
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
Structure and Safety Cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.


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 / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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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