Applies to 2012-14 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The Toyota Prius v wagon was introduced in the 2012 model year. It is derived from the Toyota Prius but is longer and taller to provide more rear seat room and cargo-carrying capacity.
The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower intrusion measured as much as 35 cm at the lower hinge pillar, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 17-22 cm. The parking brake pedal was pushed in toward the driver 20 cm, and the steering wheel was pushed in 7 cm.
Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left hip and left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the instrument panel hit was low.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 13 cm to the right. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, permitting the head to hit the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag deployed too late during the crash, dropping onto the back of the head and pushing it outboard of the inflating curtain, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2012 Toyota Prius v Two wagon|
|Weight|| 3,301 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||1.8 L 4-cylinder (gasoline) and electric motor|
|EPA ratings||44 mpg city / 40 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||35|
|Left toepan (cm)||9|
|Brake pedal (cm)||7|
|Parking brake (cm)||20|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||10|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||19|
|Upper dash (cm)||22|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||17|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||42 |
|Tension (kN)||1.7 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||15 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.36 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||20 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|