The 2016 Toyota Prius Has Been Named a 2016 Top Safety Pick+

April 19th, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Prius

Daytona Beach and Palm Coast drivers looking for a hybrid should take note of the  2016 Toyota Prius safety scores — it just earned 2016 Top Safety Pick+ designation. The Insurance Institution for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given this revolutionary hybrid their ultimate nod of approval, so drivers can now combine top safety ratings and staggering efficiency in one outstanding model.

The IIHS Criteria

The IIHS conducts crash tests of every car entering the U.S. market each year, and each year they tighten their criteria for Top Safety Pick+ status. In order to qualify for that award, cars must now score a top mark of “Good” across every crash test category, including:

  • Small overlap front
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints and seats

New for 2016, models must also be rated as either “Advanced” or “Superior” in terms of frontal crash protection.

The 2016 Toyota Prius Aces Each Test

The 2016 Toyota Prius passed with flying colors, earning a score of “Good” in every crash test and the top rating of “Superior” in terms of frontal crash protection.

The new design of the Prius resulted in just two inches of maximum intrusion into the cabin in the small overlap front test, while front and side curtain airbags also kept the head protected. The IIHS found that the risk of injuries to the legs and feet was also low. The “Superior” rating was a cinch, with the advanced crash-prevention technology of the Prius able to avoid collisions at between 12 and 25 miles per hour.

The same advanced materials that were used to enhance rigidity and safety have resulted in improved handling and braking, as well as enhanced performance. If you’re searching for a vehicle with top-notch safety ratings and stunning efficiency ratings, the 2016 Toyota Prius is the car you’ve been looking for.

The 2016 Toyota Prius Safety Features are Earning Accolades

Daytona Beach and Palm Coast drivers can learn about all the 2016 Toyota Prius safety features in the Beaver Toyota showroom. To experience this 2016 Top Safety Pick+ vehicle near Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, just visit our dealership in St. Augustine, FL.

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