2016 Toyota Prius c

Pros: Outstanding fuel economy; decent passenger and cargo space for a subcompact; reasonable base prices

Cons: Weak acceleration at highway speeds; high noise levels; some cheap-looking interior components

CG Says: A Safety Sense-C Package that includes pre-collision system and lane-departure assist is newly available on the 2016 Prius c. A low production Persona Series Special Edition joins the lineup midyear. The Prius c might be short on acceleration and quietness, but it’s big on fuel economy. Very big, actually, as it recorded some of the highest fuel economy numbers we’ve ever seen. Toss in decent versatility, passenger room, and a price tag that rivals many non-hybrid small cars, and you have an ideal choice for those who place a high value on frugality in all forms.

The Facts
Class Subcompact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices One: $19,560
Two: $20,360
Three: $21,785
Four: $24,495
Persona Special Edition: $21,355

Base Engine
1.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2016 Toyota Prius c Persona Special Edition