The new 2017 Consumer Reports April auto issue rates the Prius C average for "In car electronics", except for the 2013 model, which is much better than average. what is the difference in electronics between those years ? The regular Prius has a better than average electronics rating on most years. Does the regular Prius have better quality componets than the Prius C ?
Your overthinking it. the ratings are based on consumers reporting their issues, the less people report, the higher the averages. so it might not be a representation of the real facts. I'd say stick within your budget and buy the newest, lowest mileage vehicle you can and drive for many years to come.
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