Relaxing and economical
If you want a relaxing, easy to park, ecomomical and no fuss car this is it. The outstanding feature is how quiet it is in stop start traffic which is where this car is most at home. Mechanically excellent and reliable. Real word ecoonomy can reach 3.9lites per 100km and averages around 4.9litrs per 100km. The digital display is fun. Highly recommended for city dwellers.
Amazing to drive, silent and reliable. GPS is the only poor feature
Everything in the car works great. Oh man, it's so smooth to drive. Each trip fuel cost is so helpful. It assist you in becoming a more greener driver by driving on eco mode. Not great on pickup from 0-100, if that's your thing then it's porbably not a good fit.
Auto temperature control, classy steering wheel. We got the green colour one which can't be missed on the road even during those misty and rainy days. Steering is so responsive but tight and so is breaking.
Only downside for us is how crap the GPS works and voice control works. We...still use our mobile phone as GPS. If this worked better then it will be 5 star ratings. Can't fault anything in the interior or exterior. I feel like driving it all the time so definitely looking to make some long distance trips on it. 3 year normal warranty and 8 year on the battery really offers that peace of mind
Silent, reliable and safe
I really love my car! I amazed time and time again how fuel efficient it is. I also like the look of it the Prius-C has a similar look to the Corolla. I am short, so I don't need much leg room but if you are 6 ft and above the leg room may be an issue for you. I have given some tall friends a lift (although they did not make a complaint) look a little bit uncomfortable.
If you want a small car with low cost on fuel and is reliable, this is a great car!
Serves its purpose
Drives surprisingly well, freeway or local roads. Who wants to be a racer when u want to beat yr previous best..
U are always trying to lower your fuel consumption. Turned my wife onto a better driver lol. She's competitive.
2nd hand, it's the best car on the market for commuting.
I live on the central coast, work on Sydney.
Cost me $5.92 for the trip this afternoon.
The computer told me, lol.
I set the fuel price when I refill.
114 kms, 4.8 kms/ltr.
Costs me $25 In the rodeo lol.
Cruise control all the way up the M1, didn't drop below the 113 set once. ...
She does it for me
This is my 2nd Prius. I bought my first one 12 years ago and it never missed a beat. Our kids are grown up and no longer at home, so I didn't need the room that my first Prius has. This one suits me just fine, even though there is a surprising amount of room in the back for when I need to carry passengers. The finish is terrific, the colour is lovely and the drive is ok. My only disappointment is in the lack of storage in the cabin - nowhere to store your sunnies (if you want them handy), and the arm-rest console is miniature - and it could do ...with more on-steering-wheel controls. I agree that it struggles a bit with quick take-off and steep hills, but that's not the whole reason I bought it; I wanted comfort, reliability, maneouverability, quality finish and good looks, all while doing what I can for the environment.
Good car around town
Physically a compact car. Back seat can just about accommodate our two six footer sons. Driver seat is ok could have better lumbar support. ENgine is very quiet silent when you start up - a bit of getting use to. You would notice the petrol engine kicking in as it can be a bit noisy. Sufficient power to cruise around town with a full load. Don't expect good pickup. Excellent consumption as low as 3.8l/100km. Interior and dashboard very basic. Do have good display of fuel economy. Small booth space as expected, but sufficient for our shopping. We have enjoyed driving this car and would recommend it especially if it's a second car or just driving around town.
Just st love my Prius
Fun car to drive, never misses a beat, almost forget to fill up though....becase it takes so long for the tank to empty and it cost less than $50.00 to fill. Yes, it is tinny and rattles a bit. But this is a car designed to save $$$$s. You want the trimmings with quietness, get a Camary but you wont say so many $$$s. Don't think about it...buy one !!!! One thing I notice when I get into the "other" hybrids, I feel the changes from Perol to electric and back... not with Prius. And when I sell it, I won't lose so much because they are always in demand. Only down side, picked it up...Brand new, a dozen stone chips over the car. They did not repair before I went to pick it up...hoping I would not notice?.
A charismatic little car
My wife loves her little 2014 Prius C. We both like the light steering & easy parking. It's not as nippy as some cars but holds it's own once moving. The CVT combines with cruise control to maintain 110kph on the freeway, even on the steepest hills. It tells you it's working hard on the steep freeway hills (Mooney Mooney Bridge between Sydney & Central Coast) though, but settles back to low revs back on the flat. Personally I find the driver's seat lacks comfort (needs more lumbar support), but my wife thinks it's fine. Mostly there's only ...one person in the car. In 42 months it's covered 19,726 k's (& has been serviced 7 times). It took a while to get used to the engine cutting out every time you stop, but it's a great idea to save fuel wastage. This is our eighth Toyota (including my work cars). I've read (& watched) many Prius C reviews. Motoring journalists generally don't like it, but interestingly owner reviews & comments are overwhelmingly positive. 6 July 2018 - this is my last update, as we've now sold the Prius. Retirement beckons, so we won't need a second car any longer.
Buying a Prius C i-tech 2014. Best decision I ever made :-)
I had a Mitsubishi Mirage manual 1.5L 1998. It was a good car but lacked guts when 4 or 5 people are inside for hills and country driving.
I researched and was looking for an economical car that was reliable, had some guts for hills and country driving and easy to maintain and very importantly has Halogen lights. These are brilliant.
This is my forth Toyota, I've had 3 coronas and one was a station wagon. I tended to buy cars that were 10 years old or older and keep them. All these were reliable and died because I keep cars until they die, ...
It literally cut my weekly fuel bill from $65 to $25 per week
I bought this back in Decemeber 2012 from Toyota Waterloo. Back then for work I drove around 100k's a day and it was killing my wallet. In a nutshell if you want a small little econo car this is great.
As stated in the title that it is a great money saver especialyl if you drive a lot.
For long trips its great and I can drive from Sydney to Canberra and return on a full tank of E10 and still have around 100 km spare.
The only downside is when you are doing very short trips as the engine revs to get battery power it can make your fuel c...onsumption go to around 6-7L per 100K as opposed to my current average of 4.7L per 100km. ALso if you are stuck in gridlock the batter keeps draining and the car keeps charging due to no momentum so you will use more petrol than normal BUT still far less than any normal petrol car you use.
Our new baby
When my wifes Corolla had to go ( very high fuel consumption in the city)I spotted the just arrived 2014 Prius Cat the dealer. Salesman pointed us to a high spec Yarris.
I have already a 2005 Prius and a His and Hers would be kind of unusual.
got the Basic because Alloy wheels and Manufacturer GPS does nothing for me ( reversing camera -yes)
Now I can not get out of the car.
My weekend challenge is to beat fuel consumption shown on the label of 3.7L for city driving.
I get down to 3.3L/100km on many trips.( no aircon or heating)
If I get ...
Lovable little city run-about
We got our Prius c for my wife but I also regularly drive it. I wouldn't mind the extras in the i-Tech but when we went down the list she either didn't need the extras or didn't care enough about them. Plus it meant no loan was required! :-) I probably could've convinced my other half about the I-Tech but those vile vinyl(?) seat covers turned me off. They are slippery and unpleasant to the touch. Toyota could've done better.
Even the basic c model has a lot of convenience features, leaving little for wanting.
For a small car, it has decent r...
Prius C is Awesome!
Bought mine recently from Scarboro Toyota. Very happy with the service as well as the car!
I decided to go with Prius C i-Tech for the additional sat-nav etc. It's also more affordable compared to Prius or Prius V. I learned how to drive it properly from watching the YouTube video about 'eco' and 'pwr' mode.
- The boot space of Prius C is quite small (260L).
- Fuel consumption is really good. Fuel tank is 36L and this can go up to 800+km (depending on how you drive).
- Comfortable vinyl seat (for i-Tech)
- in i-TechLED lights working ...
Love Prius C
I had my car for 8months now. Fuel economy is excellent. I love the car. I would like to add following which are not bad but would help someone reading about the product.
1. Acceleration is poor. This is expected the nature of the car. Further you should focus on gradual acceleration and deceleration for best fuel economy.
2. I had Nissan Tida before. Compare to that width of the Prius c is less. Prius C is More compact.
Overall I love the car and recommended someone who more concern about fuel economy than going fast.
I love my Prius C
I bought mine last year and I couldn't be happier. I wanted something smallish but safe and comfortable now that I have to drive across town in traffic every day. My old hatchback was a manual, and whilst I prefer to drive a manual car, being stuck in traffic in one is frustrating. The Prius is a pleasure to drive, it is quiet, efficient and no stress at all. I purchased the iTech for the extra perks since and the seats (that fake leather stuff) is nice and easy to wipe down especially when you have kids with grotty fingers. I regularly ge...t under the 3.9 figure for fuel consumption and I don't drive like a nanna. It's actually quite zippy at the lights thanks to the electric motor...but of course everyone overtakes you a few seconds later :) reliable, goes for weeks without fueling up, lots of techie toys, quiet sometimes the sat nav is really slow type in an address, and I have had FM stations just jump off the station randomly. The brakes feel wooden and are weird to get used to at first. ..other drivers will assume you drive like an old person and cut you off.
Pretty good car. I bought my 2013 model from Northpoint Toyota and had a really good sales person. I had saved up and was paying cash for the car. I got the i-Tech model with a heap of accessories like interior illumination included for a really good price. Personally I think the iTech is well worth the upgrade.
The digital odometer with the energy monitor next to works so well. This means sticking to the speed limit is much easier than regular cars, but other drivers tailgate a lot and you realise people (knowingly or unknowingly) speed a l...ot. The only thing I had problems with was the multi function display. Sometimes the song names don't appear when streaming music from my iPhone 5 via Bluetooth for an unknown reason. Sometimes the Sat Nav won't find some addresses that it should have. For example West Terrace in Adelaide (one of the main roads in the heart of the city). And it's slow to respond, but once you have the address in it works well. Tells you when there's a traffic jam or roadworks ahead and suggests a quicker route. I haven't mentioned this to the dealer yet as not urgent, but I'm guessing they will have a fix seeing how it's under warranty still of course. The fuel economy, interior design, digital odometer and comfort factor make this car a winner. Northpoint Toyota Hillcrest - couldn't ask for more - really great dealer compared to the others. fuel economy, interior design, speedo, comfortable, easy to drive and park, smooth ride, one of the cheaper hybrids, good dealer. sat nav needs a good software update, Bluetooth streaming works 95% of time, but sometimes doesn't display songs for an unknown reason.
great car highly recomended
Prius C 2012
I purchased the base model as opposed to the i tech and could not be happier, although as the base it comes with everything, auto transmission, cruise control, climate control, Bluetooth, reversing camera, 2 usb points, all 4 grab handles, hill start assist, steering wheel controls, the list goes on and on, although it only has a 36 litres fuel tank, I can still easily get over 700klms out of it, with the hybrid electric motor and the 1.5litre petrol engine it is not under powered and has plenty of room for both passengers and car...
Questions & Answers
What is the best fitting australian standards baby car seat for Toyota Prius C i-tech?
I am thinking about buying a Prius C but I am a little concerned whether this car is sluggish going up hills, especially if there is 4 people in the car. This is the only thing holding me back from saying yes could anybody help me with making my final decision :)
I think this car will be a bit slow to take off going up the hill (not as sluggish as a snail though). I often have 5 people in my car and the car still operates fine going up the hill.
I would say you feel bit slow but for me it is not an issue. You can always accelerate max and it will pump the torque from both petrol engine and electric motor.
Another point would be, if drive a Prius the way you drive normal car it would not be enough fuel efficient. To get best fuel efficiency you need to master the slow acceleration and slow breaking.
I now live in the Hills area of Sydney which if you know the area is hilly.With regards to Hills and the Prius-C its not a powerhouse. From my experience it uses very little petrol and is configured to be very economical but if going up a hill you just accelerate more. I just believe that because by default it is in eco mode your used to no or little engine noise. I have gotten it up to 140kph racing a mate up a hill. He was also surprised it had guts because the car try (as mentioned above) is wired for economy.
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Alloy||15" Steel|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||3.9 L/100km||3.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||36 L||36 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||54kW @ 4800rpm||54kW @ 4800rpm|
|Max Torque||111Nm @ 4000rpm||111Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2012||Jan 2012|
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