Toyota has released the Prius C, a fuel-efficient car designed to meet the needs of those looking for small, lower priced vehicles to drive about the city. In fact, this new car is such an urban vehicle that the “C” in “Prius C” is meant to stand for city. The City joins the larger, relatively new itself, Prius V, and the regular Prius.

Due out this Spring, the less-than-$19,000 C is rated at 53 MPG in the city and 10 MPG fewer on the highway. Nineteen inches shorter and 540 pounds lighter than the regular Prius, the C is noticeable smaller, a positive for the young, city-dwelling first time auto loan shoppers for whom it was designed.

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