Toyota Prius C V6

The Toyota Prius C doesn’t come with a V6 option—nor does any Toyota hybrid. For a hybrid with a V6, you’ll have to upgrade to a luxury brand.
Written by Macy Fouse
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Updated on Mar 23, 2023
The Toyota Prius C was the subcompact
version of the ever-popular Prius, offering a hybrid powertrain in a more affordable and condensed package. Along with the electric motor, the Prius C was powered by a four-cylinder engine—no V6 in sight.
The Toyota Prius was one of the first widely-available hybrids, and its little sister—the Prius C—came on the scene as the smaller, more affordable version better suited for city driving. The Prius C ran from 2012 to 2019 before being discontinued. The latest Prius C was equipped with a 1.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine—producing a measly 99 horsepower—and an automatic CVT transmission. 
If you’re looking for a compact hybrid with a V6 engine, you’ll stay looking—but upgrading to a larger vehicle will open up your possibilities. We've made this guide to hybrid vehicles with V6 engines to show you what else is out there.
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While hybrids with V6 engines are pretty rare, there are a few options—but none with the low price tag you’d find on the Prius C. Only luxury brands tend to combine a hybrid powertrain with a V6 engine, including the following: 

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No, but Toyota plans to release their new hybrid V6 engine—i-Force Max—in the 2023
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