2017 Toyota Prius  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#37 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#81 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Toyota Prius
The Prius, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 2001, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Apple CarPlay since 2020. The Prius 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 2017 Toyota Prius is 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 2017 Toyota Prius has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Toyota Prius has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0446% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0966%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0446% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0966% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Toyota Prius is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Toyota Prius is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8555Toyota Prius cToyota Prius vNissan AltimaMazda CX-3Subaru CrosstrekAcura ILXToyota Prius PrimeFord C-MaxToyota PriusVolkswagen GolfKia NiroV. Golf SportWagenComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Toyota Prius with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 85. The 2017 Toyota Prius is safer than the 2016 Toyota Prius c, the 2017 Toyota Prius v, the 2017 Nissan Altima, the 2017 Mazda CX-3, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2017 Acura ILX, and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, the 2017 Ford C-Max, and the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime.

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