(Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:45AM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a used 2015 Toyota Prius C Two, if you want a hybrid that’s both efficient and fun to drive.
This hatchback runs on a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 73-hp, as well as a 45-kilowatt electric motor. The latter is powered by a compact nickel-metal hydride battery underneath the rear seats and produces 60 hp. Put it all together and you get 99 hp which is sent to the front wheels through a CVT (continuously variable automatic transmission).
With all of these parts working in tandem, the Prius C boasts an exemplary EPA rating of 53 mpg in town and 46 mpg on the highway. This Toyota comes with three driving modes to enable drivers to increase fuel efficiency. Opt for the EV setting and the Prius C will go completely gas-free for speeds under 25 mph.
The “C” actually stands for City, which according to KBB.com is where this car is at its best. Seattle residents will find that this Prius offers crisp steering and even weight distribution. Handling is easy, whether you’re rounding a sharp corner or maneuvering through a traffic jam.
Put a Toyota Prius C to the test at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. If it isn’t the car of your dreams, you can explore the rest of our pre-owned hybrid inventory online or in person.