2018 Toyota Prius  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#30 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#71 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Toyota Prius
The Prius, part of Toyota's lineup since 2001, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. The Prius has offered Apple CarPlay since 2020. The Prius provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 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 2018 Toyota Prius has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Toyota Prius has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0445% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.08%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0445% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.08% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Toyota Prius is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Toyota Prius is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8656Toyota Prius vHonda CivicMazda CX-3Nissan AltimaAcura ILXToyota CamryToyota Prius PrimeToyota PriusFord C-MaxKia NiroV. Golf SportWagenSubaru CrosstrekComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Toyota Prius with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 86. The 2018 Toyota Prius is safer than the 2017 Toyota Prius v, the 2018 Honda Civic, the 2018 Mazda CX-3, the 2018 Nissan Altima, the 2018 Acura ILX, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. It is about as safe as the 2018 Ford C-Max and the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime.

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