Small hatchbacks give buyers on a budget the chance to get behind the wheel of a car that offers respectable practicality despite its diminutive sizing. Lightweight, inexpensive, and economical to operate, subcompact hatches are favored by urban dwellers seeking an easy-to-park runabout, as well as families who need a second or third car that won't take up much space in the driveway.
Toyota offers small car shoppers two distinct hatchback options for the current model year: an old stand-by, the 2013 Toyota Yaris, and a relative newcomer in the 2013 Toyota Prius c hybrid. These cars might share the same platform, but from a pricing perspective - and philosophical bent - they have more differences than similarities. How does these two tiny subcompacts stack up against each other in the real world? Read on to find out how their sibling rivalry shakes out in daily use.