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2012 Toyota Prius c

Minicar
  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
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
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
P
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
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.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 30 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured as much as 20 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel. The steering column was pushed back 7 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be likely 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 as the steering column moved 12 cm to the right. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects, and the driver's seat tipped forward and toward the B-pillar. The side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Toyota Prius c One 4-door
Weight 2,495 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase100 in.
Length157 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings53 mpg city / 46 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1328
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)30
Footrest (cm)14
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)5
Steering column7
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)20
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)20
Lower instrument panel (cm)6

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1328
Head
HIC-15426
Peak gs at hard contact66.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)24
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm)19
Femur (kN)
Left1.5
Right0.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left6
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia
Left1.39
Right0.74
Maximum tibia index
Left1.39
Right0.74
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.9
Right0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left125
Right76

Applies to 2012-14 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 vehicle2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door
Weight 2,520 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase100 in.
Length157 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings53 mpg city / 46 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1116
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 IDVTF1116
Head
HIC-15291
Peak gs at hard contact76.000000
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 - left0.41
Maximum tibia index - right0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left70
Right43

Applies to 2012-14 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 vehicle2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door
Weight 2,533 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase100 in.
Length157 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings53 mpg city / 46 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1204
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 IDCES1204
Head HIC-15371
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 IDCES1204
Head HIC-15167
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 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,529 lbs
Peak force13,352 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.28
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 2012-14 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

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

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