2021 Toyota Prius  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#43 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#109 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Toyota Prius
The Prius, part of Toyota's lineup since 2001, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. It has Apple Carplay, which should appeal to iPhone owners. 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 2021 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 2021 Toyota Prius has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Toyota Prius is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Toyota Prius is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Toyota's Safety Sense greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2021 Toyota Prius is Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). Optional safety features on the 2021 Toyota Prius which we recommend include Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) and Blind Spot Monitor.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8667Nissan AltimaHonda CivicMazda CX-3Toyota PriusVolkswagen GolfToyota CamryHonda InsightAcura ILXToyota Prius PrimeMazda 3Honda AccordToyota CorollaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Toyota Prius with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 86. The 2021 Toyota Prius is safer than the 2021 Nissan Altima and the 2021 Honda Civic and less safe than the 2021 Honda Insight, the 2021 Toyota Camry, and the 2021 Volkswagen Golf. It is about as safe as the 2021 Mazda CX-3, the 2021 Toyota Corolla, the 2021 Honda Accord, and the 2021 Mazda 3.

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