2020 Toyota Prius  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#51 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#123 of all 2020 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. It has Apple Carplay, which should appeal to iPhone owners. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. 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 2020 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 2020 Toyota Prius has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Toyota Prius has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0458% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2311%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0458% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2311% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Toyota Prius is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Toyota Prius is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8655Toyota Prius cHonda CivicKia NiroMazda CX-3Toyota PriusHonda InsightToyota CamryAcura ILXToyota Prius PrimeHonda AccordMazda 3Toyota CorollaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Toyota Prius with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 86. The 2020 Toyota Prius is safer than the 2019 Toyota Prius c and the 2020 Honda Civic and less safe than the 2020 Toyota Camry and the 2020 Honda Insight. It is about as safe as the 2019 Kia Niro, the 2020 Mazda CX-3, the 2020 Toyota Corolla, the 2020 Mazda 3, and the 2020 Honda Accord.

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