2019 Toyota Prius c

minicar / 4-door hatchback

2019 Toyota Prius c 4-door hatchback
2015 Toyota Prius c shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Standard system
Not tested

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2015-19 models built after May 2015

Tested vehicle: 2015 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door

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.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

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

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left. The seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, and the head hit the instrument panel.

Intrusion of the door hinge pillar and instrument panel contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

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

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door

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.

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

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Tested vehicle:2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door

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

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.

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

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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Prius c Two 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,529 lbs
Peak force 13,352 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.28

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-19 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) 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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Standard Pre-Collision System

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim One
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
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
not 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
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 5
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

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
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 2
Clearance angle (degrees) 65
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 5
Clearance angle (degrees) 65
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated