Toyota Prius c Toyota Prius c 2012

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Toyota Prius c Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2012 Toyota Prius c specs.

2012 Toyota Prius c Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 100.4 in
Length 157.3 in
Width 66.7 in
Height 56.9 in
Curb Weight 2500 lb.
Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 52.3 in
Hip Room, Row 1 51.0 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.7 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 51.7 in
Hip Room, Row 2 50.8 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.0 in
Total Legroom 76.7 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 17.1 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 0.0

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Toyota Prius c

2012 Toyota Prius c Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 73-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
I'm 6ft, 190lb. and I feel OK driving this car. It's similar to 2003 Civic, and obviously less than 2012 Accord. see full Toyota Prius c review
 

2012 Toyota Prius c 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim One Two Three Four
Standard Engine 1.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
73 hp@4800
82 lb-ft@4000
1.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
73 hp@4800
82 lb-ft@4000
1.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
73 hp@4800
82 lb-ft@4000
1.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
73 hp@4800
82 lb-ft@4000
Standard TransmissionCVTCVTCVTCVT
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires175/65HR15 tires175/65HR15 tires175/65HR15 tires175/65HR15 tires
Optional Tires   195/50VR16 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2012 Toyota Prius c

2012 Toyota Prius c Powertrain: Cons
YearComment
The gasoline engine, electric motor, and battery pack in the Prius c are both considerably smaller than those in the regular Prius. Combined power output is 99 horsepower, compared to 134 in the larger car. If you feel the need to mash the go pedal, you'll experience considerably more oomph in the original car, especially if you select the "Sport" driving mode (which isn't offered in the Prius c). Even using a moderate foot to keep up with the general flow of traffic the Prius c's engine sounds louder and more strained. But I could personally live with this shortcoming, as I enjoy taking it easy while driving hybrids. A larger shortcoming for me: you also have to use a lighter foot when decelerating in the Prius c to avoid engaging the conventional brakes and so wasting energy. It can't regenerate energy as quickly as the regular Prius, either. see full Toyota Prius c review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Toyota Prius c

2012 Toyota Prius c Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 73-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
As expected, the powertrain of this car is not powerful. However, it is enough to maintain highway speed albeit with gas engine groaning. 'Eco mode' retards the engine output, and I can notice that it is harder to accelerate as well as maintaining speed in inclination of 1 degree or more. Turning off the 'Eco mode' makes the car livelier. see full Toyota Prius c review
 

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2012 Toyota Prius c MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Hatch One 18,950 18,003 760
4dr Hatch Two 19,900 18,706 760
4dr Hatch Three 21,635 20,140 760
4dr Hatch Four 23,230 21,625 760

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