Explore the Toyota Prius’s Award-Winning Safety Features

July 1st, 2020 by

Two 2020 Toyota Prius vehicles parked

Explore the Toyota Prius’s Award-Winning Safety Features

Add Efficiency and Award-Winning Safety to Your Drives

You already know the 2020 Toyota Prius for its legendary fuel economy that’s well above EPA-estimated 50 mpg for city and highway specs. But did you also know the iconic hybrid is one of the safest cars you’ll ever drive? The Toyota Prius has even won plenty of awards to prove it ranging from an IIHS Top Safety Pick to a full five-star rating from the NHTSA.

Stick with us as we explore what these awards mean for your drives. And if you’re ready to mix safety and fuel efficiency for reliable commutes and adventures, visit World Toyota in Atlanta, GA to test drive the 2020 Toyota Prius.

How Do Safety Ratings Work?

Every year, the Institute Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluates how much safety the current vehicles in the model year bring to your drive based on how well the car keeps you safe in a crash and how well the vehicle prevents crashes. The top evaluated vehicles within each size category for the year win the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick award, letting you know it’s one of the safest cars you’ll find on the road. And that’s the exact honor the 2020 Toyota Prius won, thanks to the ride’s overall strong performance in crashworthiness categories.

For even more proof of the 2020 Toyota Prius’s safety, the hybrid won a full 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This company tests each car every model year and tests the safety of a driver during front crashes, side crashes, rollovers, and more. So, when the Toyota Prius receives the highest score for overall safety rating—allowing you to drive with confidence knowing you’re behind the wheel of a reliable sedan for all your drives.

What Safety Features Help You Stay Safe in the 2020 Prius?

When you ride in a 2020 Prius, you’ll have the Star Safety System by your side, keeping you safe for the full ride. Features like Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control reduce the power sent to your wheels to keep you driving where your wheels are pointed (as opposed to spinning out of control). Meanwhile, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology help you come to a stop in a controlled and safe manner. In the instance of a collision, your 2020 Prius contains eight airbags ready to deploy in order to keep everyone inside secure.

Don’t Forget About Standard Driver Assists with TSS-P

Every Toyota Prius comes with Toyota Safety Sense to keep your rides as safe and easy as possible. Features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection are always ready for the unexpected and alert you when an obstacle appears in the road ahead with visual and audible warnings. If you don’t take action, you’ll also get automatic braking to help you stop in time.

To look out for your highway drives to places like Sandy Springs, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist warns you when you begin to accidentally leave your lane to help you avoid side collisions. You’ll also feel gentle steering inputs to redirect your 2020 Prius to the center of your lane.

For your night drives, Automatic High Beams light up the road ahead to help your visibility. Yet, when other drivers approach, your lights automatically power off as a courtesy and safety to other cars on the road.

Explore the Safety of the 2020 Toyota Prius in Atlanta

Want to get behind the wheel of a reliable and safe hybrid? Stop by World Toyota to test drive the 2020 Toyota Prius. As your local Toyota dealership, we’re dedicated to helping you find a car that’s right for your commutes and drives. We’ll also help you explore all the Toyota safety features in the 2020 Prius and answer any questions that come to mind.

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