2017 Toyota Prius c from Australia and New Zealand


Fuel economy in a miniature spaceship


Nothing whatsoever.

General Comments:

My wife got this car because she spends about three hours a day in traffic, mostly stationary! Therefore, it made sense to have a car that shuts down when you are not moving. Unlike petrol and diesel cars that have stop/start, with a Prius, the electric motors are always ready to go. This means you don't get caught out if there is a sudden gap in the traffic and you need to take off fast.

It looks great inside and out, (ours is dark blue) and the only downside is lack of digital radio. I had thought if you were making a cutting edge car, that this would be a given, but no. Our doesn't have GPS either.

The only other slight downer is that the petrol engine sounds a bit agricultural, but other than that, it is what you would expect from Toyota in terms of ultra high quality, reliability etc. There are plenty of cubby holes inside for your phone etc.

As you would expect, the fuel economy is amazing. When I fill my Chrysler the computer tells me I have about 480km until empty. In the Prius it is around 980km. Because of this, if I get after hours call outs for work I always take the Prius, and it is a joy to drive at night with its all digital display and the petrol engine chiming in and out as the drive demands.

The CVT makes it a bit of an odd one to get used to as it is always making the most of torque v acceleration. The Prius has cruise control and oddly enough, is awesome to drive on highways as the computer takes over and wrings every Newton Metre out of the motor(s). Also, I recently had five people in it for a forty five minute trip to the city, and it can easily cope with the extra weight. I can honestly say I didn't notice any drop in performance at all.

I'm used to big, fat, six cylinder cars, but I am finding the Prius to be quite addictive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2018

2013 Toyota Prius c Hybrid 1.5 petrol electric from Malaysia


Great city car, and it saves petrol

General Comments:

This car is also known as the Toyota Aqua. In Malaysia, it is called the Prius c (city), for city or urban drivers who are aiming for cheaper petrol costs.

Excellent running costs, 26.4 km / liter. The highest I have ever achieved.

It is small for a family. For us, 2 people, it's just nice. A family may choose a sedan car which has a similar price range.

7 airbags, 6 speakers with interactive player, smart entry, multi screen gave adequate information (RPM, smart distance calculation not available).

This car is excellent for city use, and short distance trips.

Long distance trips are bearable if you can omit the space factor. You will gain more mileage for long distance travel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2014

15th Aug 2014, 02:24

Great small car for city driving. However, since the government pulled back the hybrid incentive, the price of this small car jumped from around MYR 98,000.00 to MYR 148,000.00. With the new price, the consumer prefers to buy a Camry or Honda Accord.

21st Jul 2018, 12:28

As an alternative, I recommend a new Ford Escape with the stop start feature. Titanium looks great. I like everything about it.