2016 Toyota Prius  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#64 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#120 of all 2016 vehicles

The Prius, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 2001, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. The Prius provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The Prius has offered Apple CarPlay since 2020. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Toyota Prius is below average 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 2016 Toyota Prius has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.045%, and the chance of injury falls to 4%.

We estimate that the 2016 Toyota Prius has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0519% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9263%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0519% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9263% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Toyota Prius is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Toyota Prius is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Toyota Prius offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9049Honda CR-ZToyota Prius cToyota Prius vNissan AltimaMazda CX-3Honda CR-VSubaru LegacyFord C-MaxV. Golf SportWagenAcura ILXMazda 6Toyota PriusComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 49 to 90. The 2016 Toyota Prius is safer than the 2016 Honda CR-Z, the 2016 Toyota Prius c, and the 2016 Toyota Prius v and less safe than the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the 2016 Ford C-Max, and the 2016 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the 2016 Honda CR-V, and the 2016 Mazda 6.

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