2022 Toyota Prius  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#46 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#137 of all 2022 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 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 Toyota Prius has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 Toyota Prius is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 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. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Toyota Prius: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). Some safety features are optional on the 2022 Toyota Prius--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) and Blind Spot Monitor.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional Automatic High Beams (AHB) on the 2022 Toyota Prius automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9152Volkswagen JettaHyundai ElantraHonda CivicKia NiroToyota PriusMazda 3Nissan RogueToyota CamryHonda InsightToyota Prius PrimeHonda AccordToyota CorollaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Toyota Prius with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 91. The 2022 Toyota Prius is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2022 Honda Civic and less safe than the 2022 Honda Insight, the 2022 Toyota Camry, and the 2022 Nissan Rogue. It is about as safe as the 2022 Mazda 3, the 2022 Toyota Corolla, and the 2022 Honda Accord.

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