I am considering buying a Prius 2012 C but I wonder if it is possible to remove the back seat? I would like to carry one or two bicycles in the back of the car and I need to remove the back seat completely to do so. Of course, I could buy a Prius III or a Prius V, but I want a small car because I live in a city and parking is always an issue. Note: I like to keep my bike inside the car because on week end I used also to go shopping after doing a bike ride and I cannot park inside a mall if I have a bike on the roof. Also using a bike rack on the bumper or the trunk door makes parking in the street difficult, exposes the bike to be damaged by other cars, or been vandalized and have some components been stolen, also I cannot anymore open and use the trunk. The rear seat doesn't fold completely, only the vertical part fold above the bottom part, making the truck not very practical, also there are two pieces of foam, above the spear tire, that I would like to remove to take advantage of the full truck size. See also the following thread and pictures: Foam panels under trunk? Foam panels under trunk? | PriusChat I looked at the Prius C at the dealer, but I was not able to be certain: 1. If it was possible to remove the seat (I did not see any screws) 2. If the battery was located inside the back seat (explaining why the seat cannot fold down) 3. Or if the battery was located below the back seat, thus allowing removing the back seat without exposing the battery. I found the following video showing the body frame of thePrius C: Toyota Prius c Technical Presentation - Dave Lee w/ Q&A If you look at the 24:34 to 24:56, it seems to me that the battery is well below the back seat and there is a metal frame on top of it (see Red color in the picture shown in the video.) If the battery is below the back seat, I wonder why Toyota decided to keep the bottom of the back seat fixed and use a piece of foam to make the trunk flat? If you own a Prius C, can you look more closely and tell me what you think. May be I will try to rent a Prius C for a weekend allowing me to get all the measurements that I need!