2017 Toyota Prius c

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2017 Toyota Prius c
2017 Toyota Prius c

Key specs

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Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

Related: Top 10 Most Efficient Electric Cars

Seating capacity

158.7” x 58.7”


Front-wheel drive



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

4 trims

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See also: Find the best Hatchbacks for 2023

Notable features

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

2017 Toyota Prius c review: Our expert's take

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.

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Low Cost of ownership

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 up like a sports car or carry as much as a truck. Over 3 years of ownership I've experienced Zero problems with this car. I routinely transport my 4 kids around in it. I have moved 2x4's (8ft limit) in this. I have driven 500 miles at once in it. I have driven it in snow (once). It's a great car for anyone concerned about total cost of ownership.


Best car ever so happy I bought it!

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!


More efficient, safer, easy drive -- near luxury

it has more of the safety and navigation features I was looking for, but also is more efficient than the 2012 prius. i'm a tall person, and it is comfortable once in the car. (the steering wheel is a bit low, so getting into the car I bump my thighs. the vision in and around the car is great. I preferred the gear shift feel and location of the 2012, but will easily get used to the 2017. love the higher tech features -- the 'holographic' speed, speed limit and navigation in the windshield, the automatic notifications, the safety features, etc. I feel that the car is too good for me -- and is at least too sophisticated for me to understand all at once.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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