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Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius 1.8VVT 'Sol', RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius 1.8VVT 'Sol', RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 32 pts | 88%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.2 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.4 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 40 pts | 82%
PERFORMANCE
10.7 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Baby Safe
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

PERFORMANCE
11.4 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Romer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
6.0 pts
See comments
Total 24 pts | 68%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
14.9 pts
PELVIS
4.3 pts
LEG
5.2 pts


Total 6 pts | 86%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
VSC
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
passenger
rear


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Toyota Prius 1.8VVT 'Sol', RHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1420kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Prius of the specification tested
Class LARGE FAMILY
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. The dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs. Toyota showed that occupants of different sizes and those sat in different seating positions would be offered a similar level of protection. The car scored maximum points in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was rated as marginal. Likewise, marginal protection was provided by the front seats and head restraints against whiplash injuries in a rear impact.

Child occupant
The head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing seat, did not move forward excessively in the frontal impact. The heads of both dummies were properly contained within the shell of their respective restraints in the side impact. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The dangers of doing so without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in a label which is permanently attached to the sun visor.

Pedestrian
The bonnet offered good protection in most areas likely to be struck by a child's head. Protection of an adult's head was predominantly good or marginal, as was the protection offered to pedestrians' legs by the bumper and the front edge of the bonnet.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment, as is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front and rear passengers.

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