2017 Toyota Prius IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Safety is an important topic when looking at buying a new vehicle, and the IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has one of the most reliable safety tests and ratings out there. When they tested the 2017 Toyota Prius, they rated it a Top Safety Pick +, meaning that it got a rating of Good (top rating) on all Crashworthiness tests, and a Superior (again, the top rating) for Crash Avoidance and Mitigation.

Photos and videos demonstrate how the car performs in crash simulations, and when compared to past years you can tell that Toyota has kicked it up a notch. The reports go into detail in terms of how each structural element in the car works to protect drivers and passengers to mitigate major injury in a crash. Safety elements and dummy measurements indicate potential injuries in various scenarios, while additional safety features of the 2017 Toyota Prius four-door hatchback are listed.

Knowing how your new vehicle will stand up in a dangerous situation is an important part of a buying decision, and the IIHS provides detailed information so that buyers can make an informed choice.

For the full report, visit the IIHS website and click through the side tabs here: iihs.org