Consumer Reports doubles down, says Toyota Prius C 'isn't a good car'
Consumer Reports review of the all-new Toyota Prius C generated quite a stir when it hit the web late last month. The review, which called the vehicle “lackluster” and “cheap,” was praised by some and dismissed by others, including Cars.com. Considered one of the leading destinations for online car shoppers, Cars.com defended the Prius C for its overall value and impressive features. Now, when it seemed the dust was beginning to settle, Consumer Reports has decided to double down on its accusations in a new article.
The site’s new piece titled “The Toyota Prius C isn't a good car, and here's why,” continues the barrage against the new EV and does not mince words. Consumer Reports argues that supporters of the Prius C are simply “missing the point.” Although the car’s defenders point out great fuel economy, Consumer Reports claims solid mpg was not enough to merit a positive review.
According to Consumer Reports, the Prius C exhibited poor comprehensive test scores, which means that the vehicle cannot earn Consumer Report’s recommendation. In order to avoid appearing biased against Toyota, Consumer Reports indicates that Prius liftback and Prius V both received solid scores and recommendations.