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2016 Toyota Prius c

Minicar
2015 Toyota Prius c shown
2015 Toyota Prius c shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
with optional
equipment

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M


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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2015-16 models built after May 2015

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Toyota Prius c was introduced in the 2012 model year and is derived from the Toyota Yaris. Beginning with 2015 Prius c models built after May 2015, the front-end and occupant compartment structure was modified and the side curtain airbags were lengthened to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 22 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured as much as 12-13 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low, including head injury risk from the instrument panel hit.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel, and the driver's seat tipped forward and toward the B-pillar. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2015 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door
Weight 2,574 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 100 in.
Length 157 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings 53 mpg city / 46 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1524
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 22
Footrest (cm) 15
Left toepan (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 5
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Upper dash (cm) 13
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1524
Head
HIC-15 349
Peak gs at hard contact 67
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 0.5
Right 0.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.89
Right 0.54
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.4
Right 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 115
Right 93

Applies to 2012-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Toyota Prius c was introduced in the 2012 model year and is derived from the Toyota Yaris. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the frontal airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. As the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head also contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door
Weight 2,520 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 100 in.
Length 157 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings 53 mpg city / 46 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1116
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1116
Head
HIC-15 291
Peak gs at hard contact 76
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 70
Right 43

Applies to 2012-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Toyota Prius c was introduced in the 2012 model year and is derived from the Toyota Yaris.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door
Weight 2,533 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 100 in.
Length 157 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings 53 mpg city / 46 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1204
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-11.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1204
Head HIC-15 371
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 51
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.64
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 128
A-P moment (Nm) 89

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1204
Head HIC-15 167
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 50
Lateral force (kN) 2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.78
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.76
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.7
Combined force (kN) 1.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 220
A-P moment (Nm) 67

Applies to 2012-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 2,529 lbs
Peak force 13,352 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.28
Tested vehicle
2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2012-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 29
Distance below top of head (mm) 12
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.9
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 385

Applies to 2016 models

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Package name

  • Optional Toyota Safety Sense C

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Autobrake not tested.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Autobrake not tested.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2015-16 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim Two
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 40
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 40
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 40
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 40
Clearance angle (degrees) 70
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Seat cushion airbags: separate airbags in the forward portion of the driver and passenger seat cushions to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights

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