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2012 Prius c Product Information - Starting at $18,950; Topping out at $23,230

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by Danny, Feb 8, 2012.

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  1. Danny

    Danny Admin/Founder Staff Member

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    PRIUS C BUILDS

    Prius c One – $18,950
    • Standard equipment only (see standard equipment below)

    Prius c Two - $19,900 - adds –
    • AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, 6 speakers in 6 locations, auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod® connectivity, auto sound leveling, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology
    • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
    • Fabric-trimmed two-tone front seats, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat and seatback pocket
    • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with adjustable headrest
    • Cruise Control
    • Center console with armrest and storage compartment
    • Cargo area tonneau cover
    • Cargo area lamp
    • Engine immobilizer

    Prius c Three - $21,635 - adds-
    • Display Audio with Navigation and EntuneTM- includes 6.1-in. touchscreen, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, 6 speakers in 6 locations, SiriusXM Satellite Radio capability (includes 3 month trial subscription to XM Select Package), HD RadioTM with iTunes® Tagging, auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod® connectivity and control, vehicle information with customizable settings, hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition, and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology
    • EntuneTM- includes BingTM and Pandora®; real-time info including traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports, and stocks. Apps available spring 2012 at no charge include iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com and OpenTable®. Access to EntuneTM services is complimentary for three years. See Toyota.com/entune for details.
    • Color-keyed outside door handles with touch-sensor lock/unlock feature
    • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, climate, Multi-Information Display, Bluetooth® hands free phone and voice command controls
    • Touch Tracer Display
    • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start and remote illuminated entry

    Prius c Four - $23,230 - adds-
    • Color-keyed heated outside power mirrors with turn signal indicators
    • 15-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels with P175/65R15 tires
    • SofTex-trimmed heated front seats; 6-way adjustable driver seat; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket
    • Integrated fog lamps

    2012 Prius c Preliminary Product Information

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Rear Overhang 25.0 in
    Ground Clearance 5.5 in.
    Coefficient of Drag 0.28

    INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
    Seating Capacity 5
    Headroom (Front/Rear) 38.6/37.0 in.
    Legroom (Front/Rear) 41.7/35.0 in.
    Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) 52.3/51.7 in.
    Hip Room (Front/Rear) 51.0/50.8 in.
    EPA Passenger Volume 87.4 cu. ft.
    EPA Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 17.1 cu. ft.

    WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES
    Curb Weight 2,500 lbs.
    Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal.

    STANDARD EXTERIOR FEATURES

    • Projector-beam halogen headlamps
    • Rear combination lamps with LED stop lamps
    • Hybrid Synergy Drive® blue accent badges
    • Color-keyed power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators
    • 15-in. steel wheels with full wheel covers and P175/65R15 tires
    • Intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear wiper
    • Color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stop lamp
    • Black roof-mounted antenna

    STANDARD INTERIOR FEATURES

    • Automatic climate control with air filter, electric compressor, humidity sensor, and push-button controls
    • 3.5-in color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings, outside temperature, clock, fuel economy history, cruising range, trip distance, EV miles driven, Hybrid System Indicator, ECO savings record, energy monitor, and warning messages
    • Fabric-trimmed front seats with 4-way adjustable driver’s seat; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
    • Fold-down rear seat
    • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, climate, Multi-Information Display, and Bluetooth® hands free phone controls
    • Digital instrumentation with speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, instant fuel economy, and shift position indicator
    • Remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, and panic functions, and remote illuminated entry
    • Power windows with driver-side one-touch auto up/down
    • Rear window defogger with timer
    • Passenger-side glove compartment
    • One front 12V auxiliary power outlet
    • Dual sun visors with vanity mirrors
    • Front seat map lamp
    • Front door storage pockets with sculpted bottle holders
    • Assist grips above driver and front passenger door

    STANDARD AUDIO SYSTEM

    • AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, 4 speakers in 4 locations, auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod® connectivity, auto sound leveling, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology

    STANDARD SAFETY AND SECURITY

    • Star Safety System TM - includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology (SST).
    • 9 airbags; includes Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, Driver and front passenger seat- mounted side airbags, driver knee airbag, driver and front passenger seat cushion airbags, and side curtain airbags
    • Driver and front passenger Advanced Whiplash-Injury Lessening (WIL) seats
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
    • Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions with driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR), and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
    • Driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
    • Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning sensors
    • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors on outboard rear seats and tether anchors on all rear seats
    • Child-protector rear door locks
    • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
    • Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS)

    FACTORY OPTIONS

    Prius c Three
    • 15-inch 8-spoke alloy wheel with P175/65R15 tires
    • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade Prius c Four
    • 16-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels with P195/50R16 tires -Includes quicker steering ratio with 2.28 turns lock to lock-
    • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade
    • 16-inch Alloy Wheel Package: includes 16-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels with P195/50R16 tires and power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

    AVAILABLE EXTERIOR COLORS

    - Habanero - Blue Streak Metallic - Summer Rain Metallic - Absolutely Red - Black Sand Pearl - Magnetic Gray Metallic - Classic Silver Metallic - Moonglow - Super White

    BASIC LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE

    • Three-year/36,000-mile Comprehensive
    • Five-year/60,000-mile Powertrain
    • Five-year/unlimited-mileage Corrosion Perforation
    • Eight-year/100,000-mile Hybrid-related Component Coverage
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    Awesome!!! Came out a bit early! However, is there any info on interior colors? I hope it's available in beige Softex.
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    My only real disappointment is that heated mirrors are only available on the Four.
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    Only one interior color from what I recall. The black fabric or the greyish SofTex.
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    The 60/40 folding rear seat on the 2 is an odd thing to keep from the 1. This means the car starts at $19,900 for me.
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    Loaded it's about $800 less then a 2012 prius 2. I think the prius c 2 will be the bigger seller in the c lineup.

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    Toyota is expecting the Prius c Two and Three to be the bulk of sales. 80% of total sales.
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    i think pricing is great... for $20k you get everything you need in the car, and more... and even package 3 is priced great at 21.5k, $5k less than similar Prius III.

    If it is 2nd car the family, many car will do well with base one too.

    I find it encouraging how every review i tested said it was easy to reach 50 mpg and easy to get more...
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    No Power Mode? Count me out.
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    Power mode is just a sensitivity setting on the accelerator, just like Eco. You want to go faster, push harder. The Prius C's net output is < 100hp (just barely), so I wouldn't suggest PWR would be all that necessary.

    IMHO - Power just requires finer motor control for your foot, and encourages you to be less fuel efficient.

    I'm pleasantly surprised that the 1NZ-FXE engine made a reprise in this car, albeit at a slightly lower max RPM (4800 vs 5000). Fortunately it only cost 4 total HP (maybe more in the beltless design).
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    My Insight which has less than 68 HP, can do just fine with power when downshifted to 3rd or 4th on the highway. I'd imagine the Prius C is much the same.
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    1 may be mainly for fleet sales as it is in the prius liftback. With the hard to regulate gas pedal, cruze control is the key feature they are holding back.


    upgraded head unit with Nav+smartkey in the 3 for not that much extra. It will get split between the 2 and 3.



    It would be strange to need 3 responses from less than 100 ponies. No power button is probably better:D



    I"m not sure why going back to an older engine design is good, but beltless reduces parasitic losses. Its only drawback is more expensive components, the last was requiring electric water pump.
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    It's typical of subcompacts. While some of the older tests were at relatively low speeds and rates of acceleration the newer tests emphasize some harsh acceleration and high speed driving that works a small engine particularly hard.
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    Oh nooo, really? :( Too bad. I've had dark grey interior in both of my Prius' and frankly, I'm soooo sick of it.

    For the C, I really want a Black Sand Pearl Package Four with the 16-inch Allow Wheel package and beige Softex. Guess if dark grey is all that will be available, I'll have no choice.
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    From Toyota's press release:


    The light blue-gray is very nice, IMHO.
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    Omg but it says it's offered in BLACK Softex???? That's even better!!!! :D I've always wondered why a true black wasn't offered before. Woohoo!!
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    they are not going back to it, NZ series is still on the market... smaller car, smaller engine.

    Also did you read in tech spec how engine itself is 70% different from Gen2? No? Go over there :)
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    Did you say the same when computers stopped offering "turbo" buttons?
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    The fxe model was discontinued with the gen II prius for the more powerful more efficient 2zr-fxe. Now they are going back to it, that isn't so hard to understand, and was in the post that I replied. The 1NZ-FXE ended in 2009 and now is being back for this car.



    Yes, I have read about it, and replied before asking about the 70%. Toyota has said the engine has the same pistons, valves, valve timing, block - with a movement for the ebh and a different control algorithm lowering peak rpm and horsepower. That hardly is a major change, now is it. On the gen I to gen II they increased rpm but kept the engine mainly the same since 1997 with some changes to valve control and timeing. This is in contrast to the newer design of the 2zr, but hey they get to reuse all the stuff to make it cheaper. If you know of major changes other than moving a hole, please let me know.

    Outside the engine they appear to have changed the water pump and added cooled egr and ehr. They may have also changed the oil pump, but it is chain driven and not the newer gear driven one in the gen III. Nothing wrong with keeping it less expensive, but lets not get carried away and think that reuse of the engine is moving forward from gen III.
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