2012 Toyota Prius C – First Drive Review

Americans aren’t fat because of high-fructose corn syrup, stress related to overly competitive work environments, or a sixth sense for locating the world’s finest couches; we posit that the extra pounds are sympathy weight. Our poor cars are so heavy, and we love them so much, that we go ahead and finish that 24-ounce porterhouse and, okay, it’s already an unhealthy meal, might as well have dessert, too.

On paper, the 2012 Prius C seems to have already pushed out a kid and enrolled in postpregnancy boot camp, as Toyota claims a curb weight of 2500 pounds (our estimate is closer to 2600, but you get the idea). That’s lighter than the Mazda Miata, the Mini Cooper hatchback, and most of the cars in our recent B-segment comparison test. It’s about 500 pounds lighter than a standard Prius, although under the skin, the C is more Yaris hybrid than downsized Prius.

Smaller, Shorter, Lighter, and Less…

At 67 pounds, the C’s battery pack is 24 lighter than the one in the Prius, and its 0.9-kilowatt-hour capacity is lower by about one-third. The smaller (19.1 inches shorter) car’s electric motor contributes 20 fewer horses than the standard Prius’s, and its gas engine—actually the same as powered the very first Prius—comparatively shrinks 0.3 liter and puts out 25 fewer horsepower. Its system total of 99 horses is 35 fewer than big brother’s. Although more compact, the C’s powertrain is constructed in the same way as the Prius’s, with an electric motor integrated into a CVT.

 

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