2012 Toyota Prius c  RealSafeCars61Safety Rating

#86 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#157 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Toyota Prius c
The Prius c, which Toyota introduced in 2012, is a mini hatchback with seating up to 5. The Prius c provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Toyota Prius c is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Toyota Prius c has a score of 61, implying a 0.067% chance of driver death (6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Toyota Prius c has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0666% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.6042%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0666% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.6042% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Toyota Prius c is 39% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Toyota Prius c is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8939Toyota PriusHonda InsightFIAT 500Hyundai VelosterToyota Prius cHyundai ElantraMINI CountrymanToyota Scion xDSubaru ImprezaHonda CivicMINI CooperHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Toyota Prius c with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 39 to 89. The 2012 Toyota Prius c is safer than the 2011 Toyota Prius and the 2012 Honda Insight and less safe than the 2012 Hyundai Elantra, the 2012 Honda Fit, the 2012 MINI Cooper, the 2012 Honda Civic, the 2012 Subaru Impreza, the 2012 Toyota Scion xD, and the 2012 MINI Countryman. It is about as safe as the 2012 Hyundai Veloster.

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