Toyota Prius c Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Toyota Prius c Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Toyota PRIUS c 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Toyota Prius C 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Toyota Prius C 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Toyota Prius C 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2016 2016 Toyota Prius C 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2015 2015 Toyota Prius C 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2014 2014 Toyota Prius C 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2013 2013 Toyota Prius C 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of Prius c for 9 years. They average 48.2 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Prius c below average at 46 combined MPG.

The 2020 Prius c is electric and has a 144V Ni-MH motor charged via . All MPG estimates are "MPG equivalent," a conversion of electric energy consumption to gasoline equivalent.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Prius c to be $850 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $3,000 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Prius c consumes about 7 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Prius c emits 193 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 2,895,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 138 trees would offset these emissions. The Prius c has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Toyota Prius c 46 43 48
2019 Toyota Prius c 46 43 48
2018 Toyota Prius c 46 43 48
2017 Toyota Prius c 46 43 48
2016 Toyota Prius c 50 46 53
2015 Toyota Prius c 50 46 53
2014 Toyota Prius c 50 46 53
2013 Toyota Prius c 50 46 53
2012 Toyota Prius c 50 46 53

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota Prius c has 9 different model options on record with the EPA since 2012. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 43 48
2019 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 43 48
2018 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 43 48
2017 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 43 48
2016 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 50 46 53
2015 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 50 46 53
2014 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 50 46 53
2013 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 50 46 53
2012 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 50 46 53