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Toyota Prius C


Base price: $21,055

Price as tested: $21,055 This Prius is a cute urban commuter that is perfect for scooting about and impressing eco-conscious friends.

We like: The Prius is the original hybrid with proven reliabilit­y.

We’d like: A hybrid drive experience more focused on fun. Engine: 1.5-litre 4-cylinder hybrid

Power/torque: 99 hp net Fuel consumptio­n (L/100 km): 4.5 city, 5.1 hwy.

What’s best: Your neighbours will think you really care about the planet.

What’s worst: Owners lament the lack of many features offered on more expensive Prius models.

Value for money: More expensive than some of the gasoline-only competitor­s, the Prius C is cheap enough that one might actually see financial savings with city driving.

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