Small car sales have been plummeting for years as Americans have turned their interest toward SUVs and pickups. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

The main Prius hybrid isn't going away, but this compressed version of the Prius has plunged in popularity. Pricing for the current Prius c, including destination, starts at $22,460, while the larger Prius costs $24,700. But there are still enough sedan shoppers around that this vehicle won't last forever. I bought a used 2013 Prius C in 2016. Like its droptop counterparts, this convertible didn't stand much of a chance as the body style falls out of favor. Toyota has made an incredible machine that we can all enjoy, but even good things must come to an end. I own a Prius C and love it! The Toyota Yaris is the latest casualty of America's embrace of SUVs. I will not consider any hybrid or electric until they make them with 3 pedals. Perfect size for her. News The Camry is too big, as is the Rav 4.

Makes me sick to my stomach. Going forward, buyers will have the option of buying the full-size Prius or the Prius Prime, or going with something like the 2020 Corolla Hybrid, which isn't exactly an apples-to-apples option. More importantly, fuel economy for the new Corolla Hybrid (with its 52 mpg rating) is more efficient, too.

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The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. It’s biggest advantage was it’s small size, but it wasn’t that much cheaper, and it didn’t get that much better gas mileage than comparably priced cars that offered more room. Follow USA TODAY reporter Nathan Bomey on Twitter @NathanBomey. Their advantages include size and fuel economy. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

The Toyota Prius C has served its job in the automaker's lineup and is nearing retirement. The things I preferred over the prius liftback were no "joystick," and the rear view isn't split between the twp pieces of glass (with the spoiler.) But it could be the last. Those days are long gone. When do new cars come out?
Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting. The 2020 Yaris is one of the few vehicles still available with a starting price below $20,000. For comparison, the 2019 Prius C gets 48 mpg city, 43 mpg highway, and 46 mpg combined.

Toyota confirmed that it is discontinuing the subcompact Yaris following the 2020 model year. I believe that whatever the case was, it was for the better. Toyota Prius c Will Soon Be Discontinued, Replaced By Corolla Hybrid. Prius has been an excellent vehicle for Toyota. Another slight update for 2017 resculpted the vehicle's face again and made the Safety Sense-C safety suite standard equipment. Here, it’s now selling the Atlas large SUV and the Tiguan crossover, with plans to introduce more SUVs. I want to go all electric, however, and am thinking of getting a Tesla Model 3 next year. The Yaris is unlikely to be the last vehicle to be discontinued. Corolla, on the other hand, is a regular sedan. At one point, the Taurus was one of the most popular cars in America. I hope you fill your Friday with fun and adventure. The CRZ is so underpowered is the problem unfortunately. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid will essentially be the Prius C's replacement but with a larger size and better fuel economy.

The Ohio plant where GM was assembling the vehicle built enough for several months of sales before the plant was idled. The compact Prius c went on sale in the U.S. for the 2012 model year as the smallest and most affordable offering in the Prius family. But it was still a Yaris. Toyota. Prius c has been discontinued, making the 2019 the last model year. "If you go too late, you’re going to pay more," Augustaitis said. The third-generation Yaris debuted in 2017. That's down from 1,482 a year earlier.

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The decision to axe the Prius c in favor of the Corolla Hybrid makes sense. I wish Toyota would have made a smaller, cheaper hybrid instead of moving only up market. The Prius C's we own have made us fans of the Toyota brand. A special edition is on sale now. Toyota announced that 2019 would be the last year of the Prius C. A cute, smaller version of Prius that seemed to resonate with quite a few people.

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Here is what I think is going on and why Toyota pulled the plug on the C. Suspicion One: It Did Not Fit The Mold They Wanted

Unfortunately, the release of the new Corolla Hybrid represents the end for the Prius c. First reported by Motor1, and confirmed by Toyota spokesperson Nancy Hubbell, 2019 will be the final model year for the Prius c. “We have about 700 Prius c models in stock and will not be continuing with that model as Corolla Hybrid sales being next week,” Hubbell told us. We can help you get financing, no matter your credit situation. It fits better because it gives Toyota a way to sell more of Corolla. " I never felt as if I needed to ride in or own one, ever. I am over 6'-3" and have a good driving position. Suspicion Three, It Did Not Make Financial Sense “I do think there’s going to be further trimming of product lines,” said Michelle Krebs, an analyst for car-buying site Autotrader, in a recent interview. My wife has a Prius C. Excellent car.

I love my Prius c. Toyota lost me as a customer after this car. Falling from 40,000 a year to just over 8,000 is a hard pill to swallow.

Prius, while it does have a strong brand name now, has the name because of the base Prius.

The Corolla is on the list of replacements for her 2013 C, but Toyota must make the hybrid available with a sunroof for her to buy it. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. But don't wait forever. But they won't last long. GM announced the car's demise in 2018.

The Discontinued Toyota Prius Toyota Motor Corporation is a car company that makes moves that sometimes we as consumers do not understand. The hybrid hatchback has been around since the 2012 model year.

Those vehicles are among a handful of models that are disappearing quickly after automakers recently announced decisions to discontinue them and several other poorly selling cars. I think that Toyota had great intentions of reaching a particular crowd with Prius C, which they did. I always liked the little Prius C. To me it was better looking than the bigger Prius models of that generation. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. With the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid about to go on sale and with a rating of up to 52 mpg combined, something's got to give in the automaker's electrified lineup.

You may be able to find deals on some of these discontinued cars as automakers and dealers resort to discounts to reduce their inventory, said George Augustaitis, director of industry analytics at CarGurus. click to subscribe to Torque News Youtube channel for daily automotive news analysis. Power came from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder running on the Atkinson cycle and an electric motor with a total combined output of 99 horsepower (74 kilowatts). It is perfect gas mileage and size for us as both of us travel over one hour to work six days a week.

Toyota's Prius C … Buick Cascada. I believe that once people saw what they could get with a base Prius, the C became useless.

Also, throw in the fact that Prius was already a hatchback, having another just flooded the segment. It has been a great car running up and down hills in northeast PA. The Prius C is the smaller, easier to park and cheaper Prius and that made it great. I've owned a Prius C for four years. The Toyota Prius c (c stands for "city" ), named the Toyota Aqua ("aqua" is Latin for water) in Japan, is a full hybrid gasoline-electric subcompact/supermini hatchback manufactured and marketed by Toyota Motor Corporation. I hope that C owners now find themselves behind the wheel of a Corolla, Rav4, or Camry hybrid.

(Photo: Toyota). The Prius … It seems our specie is determined to go extinct. For instance, Toyota canceled a complete vehicle series known as Scion. Follow USA TODAY reporter Nathan Bomey on Twitter @NathanBomey.

Just got a new prius and will trade it for an accord after Christmas. It was critically acclaimed and generated a loyal base of enthusiasts. Still, the hot-off-the-presses Corolla Hybrid should beat those numbers handily, even though it's larger and heavier than the Prius C. "The Prius C has served its purpose well and probably down the road you're not going to see the Prius C," Ed Laukes, group vice president of Toyota Marketing, said in a statement to Roadshow. Toyota executives confirmed to Roadshow on over the weekend that the Prius C is slowly going the way of the dodo bird. I enjoy driving and the challenge of shifting. There are still plenty of Beetles available for sale, in part because VW chose to make a big deal out of the final year of the car. I think that Toyota made an excellent business decision here, getting rid of it. The new Corolla Hybrid goes on sale in spring 2019 and shares a powertrain with the current Prius. We are saddened to hear Toyota decided to discontinue the model. Research and a great deal lead me to the Niro and I couldn't be happier.

For instance, although not quite as small as the Prius c – which was a … In late 2019, I traded it in on a 2019 Kia Niro Touring S. I liked it at first but pick up and size became the issue (re the latter, the car seemed invisible to drivers).

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© 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. The Prius c is rated by the EPA to get up to 46 mpg combined. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. I love the size, leg room, and gas mileage too :), I will be driving my 2016 Prius C until the wheels fall off.

Toyota Hybrid Technology is also a huge part of that.

Introduced as a concept in 2011 at the North American International Auto … 2019 is the last model year for the Toyota Prius C. The question is what is the real reason behind the cancelation of the car? In addition to the Cadillac ATS, here are eight more models that are rapidly disappearing or soon to go away, according to Edmunds: Volkswagen will continue to sell this model in foreign markets but not in the U.S.

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Give me top-of-the-line Corolla Hybrid hatch for 23k and I'm sold.

"Right now, there are no plans to bring another Yaris nameplate to the U.S.," Toyota said in a statement. It gets 53 miles per gallon city and 52 mpg highway for a combined rating of 52 mpg. "You’re probably not going to see Prius C for long," Ed Laukes, Group VP of Toyota Marketing, told during a drive event for the new Corolla. And once you figure in the subsidies of plug in hybrids and BEVs, you could get a much nicer car that didn’t use any gas. There is always speculation when a car company does something rather drastic like this. : You'll have to wait to buy 2021, as automakers delay next year's models, These 9 cars will be discontinued in 2020: Chevrolet, Ford, Fiat vehicles are saying goodbye, The 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback. These vehicles are being killed in 2019:Say goodbye to Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan cars, These cars are dinosaurs:Pickups, minivans, hot rods that haven't been updated in ages. Large cars are falling out of favor.