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Hybrid cars are friendly to the environment but not so much to your wallet. Enter the Toyota Prius c, an affordable hybrid that's perfect for urban use.
The Prius c has a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine and electric motor that puts out 99 horsepower. It may lack power - something typical in a hybrid - but it makes up for it with exceptional gas mileage. The Prius c gets an estimated 53 miles per gallon on city roads, 46 on highways.
For a small car, it is remarkably comfortable for adults. Unless you are a very tall person, the Prius c has ample head- and legroom in the front and back seats. Trunk space is lacking for a hatchback, but it gets the job done. It is a perfect car for young adults without families and who don't need a whole lot of space.
What we really like about the Prius c - besides the gas mileage - is that it is incredibly easy to use. The navigation and infotainment options and climate control system are user-friendly. In fact it is quite possibly the easiest and most efficient system on the market today.
The list of standard safety features is pretty impressive, too. Power disc brakes, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system, traction control, hill start assist control, and enhanced vehicle stability control are just a few of the features that make the Prius c a safe vehicle to use.
The basic Prius c starts at less than $19,000 but you can get a reasonably equipped one for less than $25,000. In terms of a hybrid - especially one that offers amazing fuel effeciency - that's a great value.