Review of 2014 Prius c

jimwwhitejimwwhite Posts: 16
edited August 2014 in Toyota

I've owned Corollas for the past 8 years and I finally decided to step up to a hybrid. I traded from a 2013 Corolla to a Prius c Level 2 and I've been really happy with the car. I drive 58 miles one-way to work three days a week and I need the mileage promised by the hybrids. And I have NOT been disappointed. The sticker says it gets 46 on the highway but I'm here to tell you that's way too low. I've only had the car for a month now and I've been getting 54.3 mpg and that is about 96% interstate driving. And that's real measurement by me dividing the miles by the gallons and not by the computer. Actually the computer was pretty close to my measurements.

The only things is I'd change about the Prius c is:

1) to give me a little more leg room. I'm 6'2" tall. It has more than the Corolla but another two to four inches would be perfect.

2) I made a mistake choosing the Level 2 and getting the standard stereo/phone. It's Blue Tooth compatible but the version I had in my last Corolla is far superior. Toyota should just scrap the standard version for the display version. Excellent headroom and visibility. Performance is good considering it's not a racer. It may look like one but this car is built for the MPG's, not MPH's.

I did upgrade to alloy wheels and floor and cargo mats and had the side molding put on which was a good dealer package but I think these things come with the Level 3, plus push button start, heated outside mirrors, etc. Take my advice, step up to the Level 3.

I expect this car will be with me a very long time now. I'd give it a solid rating and definitely recommend it to someone needing the MPG's to get to and from work.

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