Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota Prius Prime

While awaiting the Toyota Prius Prime late this year, which could become one of the best selling plug-in hybrids in 2017 with a target of 60,000 annually, we came across these videos from crash tests of the hybrid version, which also are included as part of the Prius Prime safety evaluation (see evaluation labeling below) as they share the same structure.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the car as Good overall, and it's the safest Prius ever according to the detailed table.

"Good" rating in all categories translated to the  2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ from IIHS.

The Prius Prime being slightly heavier, and also reinforced by larger battery, should show up as recommended when the model debuts in the US this Fall.

2016 Toyota Prius - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating

2016 Toyota Prius - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating

NHTSA on the other hand rated new Prius at five stars, despite not all tests were five stars:

2016 Toyota Prius - NHTSA rating

2016 Toyota Prius - NHTSA rating