2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C front 3/4 view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C rear 3/4 view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C front 3/4 view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C rear 3/4 view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C side view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C front view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C rear view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C front 3/4 view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C rear 3/4 view

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C driving

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C driving

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C driving

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C driving

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C driving

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C front detail

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C headlight

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C headlight

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C front fascia

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C logo

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C fog light

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C wheel

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C wheel detail

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C wheel

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C badge

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C roof spoiler

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C taillight

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C logo

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C badge

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C badge

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C engine

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C engine

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C engine

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C engine detail

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C interior

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C interior

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C interior

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C front seats

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C front seats

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C steering wheel controls

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C steering wheel controls

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C digital display

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C trip display

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C eco score display

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C car comparison display

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C fuel mileage ranking display

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C instrument panel

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C climate controls

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C audio system display

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C trip information display

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C app display

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C dash storage bin

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C auxiliary input

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C shifter

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C shifter

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C ECO and EV mode buttons

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C rear seats

  • 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C rear cargo area



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
    Related Articles Related Articles

    Toyota beat all its carmaker competitors for the title of most US patent filings last year, hands down. The Intellectual Property Owners Association reported that Toyota had 1,491 patents issued in 2012 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. So, what is Toyota doing to generate that many patents?

    2012 was a good year for the Toyota Prius line, the hybrid that started it all moving 236,659 units, being the best-selling model in California for the year and the Prius C (pictured) being deemed the most reliable car of 2012 by Consumer Reports. Then 2013 happened, and gas prices dropped more than expected, and people haven't been buying the little hybrids like they used to.

    Following up on its report on which carmakers it found to be the most and least reliable, Consumer Reports has released its predicted reliability ratings based on vehicle type. Those at the top are a varied crew but mostly adhere to one theme: they're small, or small for their segment. Hatchbacks with good fuel economy (like Toyota's Prius C, the most reliable single model this time out), "compact" sports sedans and pickups and "small" SUVs take the day. The one exception to the size qualifier a

    The CT 200h proved that Lexus could make up for the sins against excitement committed by the company's short-lived HS 250h. Its bold styling and greatly improved handling combined with a fuel-efficient drivetrain suggests a brighter future for the compact luxury hybrid segment.

    The CT 200h proved that Lexus could make up for the sins against excitement committed by the company's short-lived HS 250h. Its bold styling and greatly improved handling combined with a fuel-efficient drivetrain suggests a brighter future for the compact luxury hybrid segment.

    Could this be a case of "do as we say, not as we do"?

    Cars.com has evidently taken issue with a Consumer Reports video review featured on Autoblog advising consumers that they would be better off buying a used "regular" Prius instead of a 2012 Prius C.

    Cars.com has evidently taken issue with a Consumer Reports video review featured on Autoblog advising consumers that they would be better off buying a used "regular" Prius instead of a 2012 Prius C.

    Consumer Reports has panned the 2012 Toyota Prius C in a new video review that urges car shoppers to get a used regular Prius over the new baby model, "it's a much better car overall," said Mike Quincy in the review.

    Consumer Reports has panned the 2012 Toyota Prius C in a new video review that urges car shoppers to get a used regular Prius over the new baby model, "it's a much better car overall," said Mike Quincy in the review.

    It seems like it was just a few years ago that car manufacturers used to laugh at us when we'd ask why a new model didn't get any better fuel economy than its outgoing predecessor. "Car buyers don't care about fuel economy," was the refrain, "They certainly won't pay for it."

    It seems like it was just a few years ago that car manufacturers used to laugh at us when we'd ask why a new model didn't get any better fuel economy than its outgoing predecessor. "Car buyers don't care about fuel economy," was the refrain, "They certainly won't pay for it."

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crowned two sedans and a hatchback as Top Safety Picks: the 2013 Chevrolet Malibe Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera and 2012 Toyota Prius c. The redesigned 2013 Malibu joins its 2012 model-mate as a Top Pick, and the 2013 earned a good side impact rating even without its optional side airbags.

    Edmunds has taken the time to sort through the March 2012 sales data to find which were the quickest selling models of the month. According to the site's research, the 2012 Toyota Prius C took the top nod by sitting on dealer lots just eight days before whirring off to a new home. Manufacturers routinely use "days to turn" to evaluate consumer demand, though pesky variables like production capacity can easily tweak the number north or south. That's likely why the Audi Q7 took just 11 days to tur

    How much do hybrid drivers really, truly like their cars? According to R.L. Polk, not all that much – at least not in 2011.

    How much do hybrid drivers really, truly like their cars? According to R.L. Polk, not all that much – at least not in 2011.

    When we last asked Toyota representatives about the production capacity of the 2012 Prius C, we were told the company's Iwate, Japan plant could make up to 30,000 units each month. That sounds like a lot, but Toyota is currently sending just 20 percent – 6,000 a month – to the United States.

    When we last asked Toyota representatives about the production capacity of the 2012 Prius C, we were told the company's Iwate, Japan plant could make up to 30,000 units each month. That sounds like a lot, but Toyota is currently sending just 20 percent – 6,000 a month – to the United States.

    Toyota is pretty sure that its expanded Prius family will drive up sales of the world's best-selling hybrid, and the early sales returns indicate that the company is right, right, right.

    Toyota is pretty sure that its expanded Prius family will drive up sales of the world's best-selling hybrid, and the early sales returns indicate that the company is right, right, right.

    Share This Photo X