2007 Toyota Prius

small car / 4-door hatchback

2007 Toyota Prius 4-door hatchback
2006 Toyota Prius shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Toyota Prius 4-door

The Toyota Prius was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0604
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 14
Right (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 5
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0604
Head
HIC-15 337
Peak gs at hard contact 46
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 30
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.1
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.45
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 71

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Toyota Prius 4-door with optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Prius was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2007 models, side airbags were made standard.

Two tests of a 2006 Prius were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Rating applies to 2007-09 models

Tested vehicle:2006 Toyota Prius 4-door

The Toyota Prius was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2007 models, side airbags were made standard.

Two tests of a 2006 Prius were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0609 CES0608
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.0 -6.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0609 CES0608
Head HIC-15 1,820 274
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.1 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.0 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 56 49
Lateral force (kN) 3.6 2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 44 34
Average deflection (mm) 37 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.95 2.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.99 0.46
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.3 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.7 2.7
Combined force (kN) 4.8 4.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 134 130
A-P moment (Nm) 42 43

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0609 CES0608
Head HIC-15 450 189
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.2 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.1 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 41 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.5 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33 28
Average deflection (mm) 29 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.15 3.27
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.60 0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7 1.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.9 2.9
Combined force (kN) 3.9 4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 140 129
A-P moment (Nm) -48 -52

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 60
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.4
Head contact time (ms) 83
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 44
Max neck tension (N) 961

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted