2013 Toyota Prius c

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$11,250
$919
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49,926 Miles
6,703
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 49926
Color: BLUE
Body Style: Hatchback
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmissi
Engine Type: I4 Hybrid
Drive Train: FWD
Location: Washington, DC
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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 18 reviews

Need 1 in your stable

5
RJR on 11/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

The car is just perfect as a 3rd car. I have an A5 and a Volvo S60 Cross Country and the Prius C 4 is still a hoot and a blast to drive. I call it my little truck with hatch and use it for home depot, Walmart, Target etc for big shopping, I can review stock market, my wife shops with the entune system, we check the weather, listen to satellite radio, cruise set at 70 on parkway with Climate control on and heated seats whilst never taking hands off wheel. and our navigation system is finding the way while we enjoy the scenery. I can only recommend the 4 level the 15 inch wheels and the optional interior weather tech floor mats. I also recommend the hatch floor mat, tinting the windows and rear bumper guard. I drive the car from NY to Pittsburgh all the time and gas costs me about 26.00 dollars each way, incredible. Never had an issue with the car, did replace the brakes and tires within 27K and wipers but I average 48.7 MPH for the life of Car. Mileage goes down 8 MPG in winter with winter fuel. Plus people love it, some call it clown car but cant believe how roomy the interior is and the technology it has. My favorite feature is MPG, Heated Seats, Entune System, Touch Screen Graphics, Steering wheel controls, cargo capacity and bullet proof reliability. My least favorite feature is the Faux Leather and the headlight system is not bright enough which I have upgraded, especially for winter weather driving in pittsburgh.

Super economy gas and maintenance

5
Richard on 11/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

If you are looking for a super-cool one of a kind yuppie worship vehicle, don't buy this. If you are looking for super dependable, safe, reliable economical transportation, buy this. My purchase was made strictly because my new business required these features, not extra cup holders and lots of chrome features. In the two and a half years of ownership I have driven 160,000 miles and the car still runs like new. Maintenance has been synthetic oil/filter change every 5000 miles. Transmission fluid changed at 50,000 miles, tires every 55,000 miles. Tuneup at 100,000 miles, and brakes, rotor replacement at 135,000 miles. I was forced to drive over a wooden pallet at 70 mph on the interstate because I couldn't change lanes . Bent front steering arms and in a couple of hours back on the road. Didn't even have a flat fire but could have used fresh underwear.

Embarrassed

5
Anne Van Meter on 10/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I'm embarrassed that I love this little car this much! I'm an Environmental Science teacher and I hope I live an eco-conscious lifestyle, but having a family has meant driving a larger car (a Camry) for years. I bought this to replace an ancient Corolla, and handed the Camry down to the teenagers. Driving it is like playing a video game. Your high score is your mileage and you adjust your acceleration and steady speed to take advantage of the electric motor and accommodate traffic. As for the interior, I have long legs and driver's side leg room is a little less than I'd like, or I'd like the steering wheel to extend a little more than it does. I've put the teenagers in the back seat for short (30 min) rides and they are fine. The hatch is small, but I wasn't looking for huge quantities of hauling storage and the rear seats do have a split fold-down. I found it in "habanero", which is really orange and I love having the most cheerful car in the parking lot :-) And consistently getting over 50 mpg is so much fun! Once I got up to 76.1 mpg!

2 Years 47K miles-Utilitarian-Runs Great+Great MPG

5
jasonschweder@gmail.com on 08/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 2

I brought my 2013 Prius new in late December of 2013. I've drove it for about 32 months and have about 47,000 miles on it. The Prius C still runs great and I get well over 40 MPG and I don't drive 'slow'. For me this is a Utilitarian vehicle and I am very satisfied. If you are trying to 'keep up with Joneses' you might want to look elsewhere. Sure it is kinda slow taking off, but logic tells me to expect the Prius C to accelerate slow because I expect it to be efficient. I am big dude and there is plenty of room upfront for the driver and passenger when you slide the seats back. It feels slightly bigger than my extended cab Ford Ranger. I have even had 5 full size adults in the car. However, with big people up front there is less room in the back because it is a small car. The interior looks nice, but I'm not a very materialist person. I've driven this car on many long trips: 5 hours, 9 hours, 8 hours, each way. I've driven down a few bumpy dirt roads. It rides fine from my prospective, but I really don't care about the 'ride'. I'm a pretty 'tough' person; so the ride of a vehicle hardly impacts me. I've had plenty of used cars that ride terrible, so in comparison this is great. So far no break downs, but I'll report back at 80K miles. My only complaint is that in the snow the traction control makes it very difficult to drive. I suggest buying a set of rims with snow tires if you live in an area that get lots of snow. If you are seeking a Utilitarian means of transpiration and do not need to transport more than 2-3 large adult; this is the car for you.

This ain't no Yaris!!!

4
Charles G on 07/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I rented a Yaris for week in California and it felt cheap, ran noisily and definitely suffered from wind noise. But I did like the subcompact size of it. So my fear when test driving a used 2013 Prius C (30k miles) was that it would have these same problems. Wrong! The Prius C is much more solidly built and does not feel like a tin can. While the interior for the Prius C 2 is indeed plastic (with unfortunately, cloth side door armrests which stain easily), they've done a great job with a blue/back color combo in my silver C2. I was surprised that, though lower to the ground, the wind noise was less than my more cavernous 2001 Toyota Highlander that I traded it for. I could tell that it didn't have the power of my Highlander's 2.5 litre engine, so I haven't taken as many chances with it whipping in and out of daily traffic. But I find it peppy enough, even when entering freeways. The seats are comfortable though a bit firm (I got a special seating pad for longer trips). I love all the onboard electronic screen that allows you to geek out if you wish (I usually keep it on the screen that tells me my average mpg). And to tell you at the end of trip how many pennies your trip cost (often getting 50+ mpg in the city especially in stop/go traffic).The trunk space over my Highlander has taken some getting used to. And I can't fold the backseats completely down unless the back seat headrests are (easily) removed). Speaking of interior size, I am 5'9" with long legs and I'm comfortable in the drivers seat. I haven't had rear passengers yet, but just sitting back there I was surprised at the leg/headroom. You really can't tell from the outside of the car. One drawback in the rear seating: The car's electric battery sits below the back passenger's seat right behind the driver. There's a grill on the rear seat that keeps the battery cool; it cannot be blocked. So that means no legs or items blocking it. Overall, this is a fun car to drive, MPG is insane, and it's pretty darn cute. Love the built-in bluetooth, auto climate control and an insanely good sound system that rival the Bose system in my Highlander (though it has some challenges with really heavy bass). For my lifestyle, I made just the right choice. UPDATE: I've now owned my Prius C for more than 6 months and continue to love it. I have now driven it for one 5- and one 6-hour one-way trips, respectively, and I was very pleased with the comfort and lack of wind noise. And I've gone as high as 62 miles per gallon. I learned from the dealer when I took it in for it's 5k checkup that oil is changed every 10k. I also had a passenger over 6' sit in the front and back seats. He said both were very comfortable, citing that the back seat gave him more headroom. I'm still not sure if the Eco Mode is a gimmick or not. I do not keep it on for freeway driving because I feel it makes a slightly discernable grinding noise. I've sometimes had pairing problems with the bluetooth, but not sure if it's my phone or the car's bluetooth. The interior goodies like auto climate control, bluetooth, and a killer sound system for an economy car is icing on the cake for one helluva car.

First Car

5
Stephanie on 05/31/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

This is my first car purchase, and I love it for a first-time car owner!

Prius C earns a B+

4
Withheld on 05/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

While I bought this car because it was a hybrid and didn't look as goofy as the regular Prius, I've been pleasantly surprised at the overall ability of the car. I've driven it in mountains with no lack of acceleration, or braking, averaged an honest 49.8 mpg with spikes to 54mpg no matter where or how I drive it. In terms of cargo ability it's been able to carry almost everything I wanted. I couldn't get a bicycle all the way in with the back seats down, but I don't think any passenger car could do that. The only concern I have is the long term cost of taking it to Toyota for oil changes. My first one I had to pay for cost $80, of course it uses synthetic blends so maybe I shouldn't complain. That's oil, rotate tires, new oil filter, new cabin filter.

This car is at least a C+++

5
Philip Holzbauer on 04/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

The Prius C is a small car but for a single driver who is commuting, and occasionally carrying boxy items, it can be a perfect fit. After 2-1/2 years I've had no major issues or mechanical problems with my car. It goes in for oil changes and once to have a remote release adjusted. That's the total maintenance and mechanical problems I've had. Others have said the car is noisy. If you floor it off a traffic light, yes. In ordinary driving, you can easily hold a normal voice level conversation with the people in the back seat.

Long Time Toyota Owner, First-Time Hybrid Owner

4
Initialjoe on 04/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

I traded in my dying 2006 Toyota Matrix XRS with 170k on the odometer. I was getting around 30mpg and it was a pretty speedy car with lots of room. I had limited time to look around and ended up finding a Black 2013 Prius C One with black tinted glass and only 30,000 miles. It was also a Toyota Certified Car so it came with reliability, an extended warranty, and peace of mind. It wasn't love at first sight though - I was looking at it from a practical point of view; I liked the idea of saving money on maintenance and the awesome 20+mpg jump in MPG more. Also, the price I paid was in my range. It does its job as a commuter car and it has actually saved me a lot even though I now have payments. I have even taught myself a few hybrid tricks to get better fuel mileage (no warming up the car, no fast acceleration, moving the gas pedal so it uses electric only mode more) and I now am getting between 50-60mpg with mixed highway/road driving. I love the fact that it tells me how much money in gas I have spent to drive to a place. While the technology on the engine/hybrid system is awesomely advanced, the rest of the car feels like a cheap economy car. That's exactly what it is, though, so I didn't really expect too much in terms of refinement. You basically pay for the hybrid system in what is a car like a Yaris. It has automatic windows, a bluetooth CD player, automatic AC, Steering wheel controls, and a CVT for convenience. It does not have Cruise Control, there are no variable intermittent wipers, no trunk light, and only has a 2 speaker CD player. It's odd to me to have automatic AC but no trunk light??? I feel like these are things that became a staple in economy cars in the 2000's. The saving grace of the CD player is it's bluetooth capability which works better than higher end Volkswagens. It has clear sound, nobody I'm talking with can tell I am using the internal bluetooth microphone for calls, and it is easy to sync devices. When I got the car I made two immediate upgrades - I changed all the lights on the interior and exterior to LED, put in HID headlights, and changed out the hubcaps to something a little better. The HID upgrade was great and the LED's really made the car stand out at night. The handling of the car is great! If I were to put sporty tires on the car I'm sure it would be great at an Autocross. The turning radius is also great and has allowed me to get in and out of some tight spaces without issue. In the end, it serves its purpose and I'm hoping it will take me into the next decade without issue.

Good Gas Mileage

3
Lee on 03/25/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

The first only reason to buy this car is for the 48 mpg you will get in all around driving. That's a powerful reason but the only one I can find to own this otherwise bland car.

A great little car!

5
Paul Caskey on 12/28/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

People shy away from the Prius C because they like the bigger, normal Prius better. But you save almost $10k on the C brand new! It really does get 48-50 mpg combined street/highway driving, for us. It has great acceleration for such awesome gas mileage. The engine doesn't whine and scream like many cars in its class. This car is a joy to drive. It has the reliability you would expect from a Toyota (awesome!). And it holds more than we'd expect, both in passengers and cargo. Our only disappointment so far is the low resale value after just a few years. We'll just keep it, gladly.

A Fun Little Car

4.4
megphd on 06/05/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I was a Prius sedan owner for 10+ years and was waiting for an AWD version (still waiting). A few nonessential systems started to fail that would have been $1500+ to replace, and there was this adorable little C on the lot with 19,000 miles on it. The interior feels a little plasticky compared to the full-size, but it has a better sound system and a fun, sporty ride. I'd compare it to that of a Mini Cooper: low-riding, road-hugging, but getting an average of 49mpg with a fair amount of highway driving. The price was great and I like the car more every day.

love it

4
jummy on 06/03/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

Have over 50,000 miles, still getting average of 50MPG, never been in the shop.

Great economy car

4.9
jptuck1962 on 04/15/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Picked this up as a lease - save more each month in gas than the payment is vs the Rav 4 I drove before. With snow tires had no problems this winter. Surprisingly agile it's fun to drive and the sound system beat the Alpine I had in the Rav. If the Leaf could actually do over 100 miles or the Tesla was only say 40k then something to consider. Until then the Prius C is very hard to beat.

It is what it is

4.1
mgoods24 on 02/20/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my PC2 for 6 months now and have put just over 7k on it. I purchased it to be my commuter vehicle. I wanted something simple, reliable, and efficient. The PC is all of that. My wife and I took it on a 1500 mile road trip and found it more than comfortable enough for two people and gear. The only disappointments I have with it are some rattles coming from inside the dash and I have not achieved the fuel economy numbers others have mentioned. Averaging 44-45 over the life of the car. This is a small complaint since very few vehicles can get that on their best day. *Note to residents of colder climates. I notice about a 10% drop in fuel economy under 40 degrees F.

A Hybrid Accessible to Everyone

4.8
lmj009 on 11/03/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Thanks to some great deals, I managed to get a new 2013 Prius C Two for $17k, which was comparable to the non-hybrids I was looking for and came with many more features. The Two has all features I could ask for. There is obviously some initial adjustment if you've never driven a hybrid, but the fuel economy is as promised. There were complaints about lack of power but I drove a V6 before and had no problem adjusting. The car is a lot roomier than it appears, particularly the backseat. Headroom is great, and the trunk space is good as well. Of all the cheaper hybrids, this had the best features and room, and with a good deal it can cost you less than many non-hybrids.

Prius C One - The ultimate Econo-box

4.8
tk1971 on 09/19/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Most people see the C as a downgraded Prius. I see it as the ultimate Econo-box. Even in the basic trim (One) this car has built in bluetooth, turn signal indicators on the side mirrors, mp3/usb, a digital speedometer, and that 4" color screen chock full of information. Best part? 49-50mpg with A/C blasting in the summer and the heater blasting in the winter while driving it like a regular car (from stop & go to FWY speeds). Feels about the same as my previous car, a manual transmission Yaris Hatchback with a way more modern / techy feel and design. Price-wise, the cheapest C is comparable to the highest trims of the Yaris or Fit. Looking @ newspapers, I've seen the One advertised for ~$17k.

All that I could want

4.8
sjg4 on 06/03/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my C! It is nimble, well-made, and fun to drive. Plus, unlike so many other hybrids, the mileage is no hype. I average 50 mpg and I've owned my car for about 4 months now. You go so long between fill ups that you almost forget about getting gas. Regarding the comments about acceleration, it's no Ferrari, but I've found it to be fine on on ramps and here in Philly that's no joke. Also, many of the comparable hybrids sacrificed reliability. I don't think I should have to choose between great mileage and being stuck by the side of the road. I picked the C, and am very happy with the choice.



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