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2017 Toyota Prius Prime

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime
2017 Toyota Prius Prime
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior

Headlights
A

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior

Applies to 2017 models

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Toyota Prius was redesigned for the 2016 model year and the Prius Prime was introduced in the 2017 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 5 cm at the upper hinge pillar. Lower interior intrusion measured 4 cm at the brake and parking brake pedals.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. 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 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco 4-door
Weight 3,029 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 179 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings 58 mpg city / 53 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1607
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 2
Left toepan (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Parking brake (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1607
Head
HIC-15 237
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 0.6
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.46
Right 0.32
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 40
Right 58

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Toyota Prius was redesigned for the 2016 model year and the Prius Prime was introduced in the 2017 model year. Moderate overlap 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 dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Toyota Prius Two 4-door
Weight 3,018 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 179 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings 54 mpg city / 50 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1606
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 5
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1606
Head
HIC-15 196
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.6
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.75
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 52
Right 114

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
A
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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Toyota Prius was redesigned for the 2016 model year and the Prius Prime was introduced in the 2017 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. A fractures of the pelvis would also be possible.

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 2016 Toyota Prius Two 4-door
Weight 3,088 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 179 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor
EPA ratings 54 mpg city / 50 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1606
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.
-17.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1606
Head HIC-15 434
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 37
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.63
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.9
Combined force (kN) 5.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 21
A-P moment (Nm) -87

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1606
Head HIC-15 162
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.60
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 0.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 2.1
L-M moment (Nm) 70
A-P moment (Nm) -234

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,081 lbs
Peak force 17,481 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.67
Tested vehicle
2016 Toyota Prius 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 2017 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 seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 24
Distance below top of head (mm) 10
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.5
Head contact time (ms) 59
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 269

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
6 points total

Forward collision warning

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

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

How this rating is determined

Trim level(s)
  • Plus trim
  • Premium trim
  • Advanced trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Plus trim
  • Premium trim
  • Advanced trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 98.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 38.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 77.1 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 40.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 64.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 39.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 169.9 m
Straightaway left edge 150.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 85.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 64.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 66.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.0 m

1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Seat cushion airbag: a separate airbag in the forward portion of the front passenger seat cushion to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belt
5
Electronic stability control
6
Antilock brakes
7
Daytime running lights

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