Cars.com defends Toyota Prius C, takes issue with Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports sparked some controversy earlier this week with their less than complimentary video review of the all-new Toyota Prius C. The review, which included words like “cheap” and “lackluster,” went as far as advising consumers to purchase a used regular Prius over a new Prius C. Consumer Reports gave the Prius C a less-than-stellar overall rating of 53, setting it near the bottom of its class.
It was this negative review that prompted the people over at Cars.com to intervene. Although Cars.com recognizes that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, the automotive review site wrote, “We have to step in and let car shoppers know we have a different point of view that could impact the car they decide to buy.”
Despite Consumer Reports’ disappointing test scores, Cars.com had an entirely different impression of the compact full-hybrid vehicle. According to Cars.com, "If value proposition were the 2012 Toyota Prius C's only feat, it would likely still be a sales success, but the mini-Prius is also surprisingly roomy — and has a comfortable ride and an impressive array of standard features."