The Japanese automaker, Toyota has made a mark in the eco-friendly automobile industry with over 30 plus gas-electric models available in the market under its shed. Prius is the first ever hybrid vehicle and the 2017 Prius Prime has a longer all-electric driving range as compared to the previous generation.
Toyota Prius Prime 2017 Airbags
How many airbags in Toyota Prius Prime 2017?
The safety features of the car have been taken care of immensely. The car offers eight airbags as standard including multi-stage airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, a driver knee airbag, a front passenger seat cushion airbag, and full – length curtain airbags.
Toyota Prius Prime 2017 Safety Features
Other features in the car which contribute to its safety on road include Dusk Sensing Headlight which helps turn lights on and off automatically; Automatic High Beams uses a specialized camera to detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of vehicles in front to automatically switch between high and low beams; Rear Centre 3 – point belt; Rear Door Child Safety Locks; Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System which warns the driver on change of lane when another vehicle is already present or is approaching rapidly and automatically activates the brake assistance system.
The Pre-Collision Safety System alerts the driver either audibly or visually when a frontal collision is suspected and automatically activates the emergency braking assistance system. This also comes with Pedestrian detection system when it warns the driver of collision with a probable pedestrian.
Stability Control; Tire Pressure Monitoring System that alerts the driver about insufficient tire pressure well on time; Emergency Braking Assist, etc have added enormously to the safety aspect of the car. Another feature that assists the driver is the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control which detects the distance of the vehicle in front and under certain circumstances, will adjust the speed of the car accordingly. This functions at speeds between 25 – 110 mph approximately and the Full – Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control does the same function at speeds 0 – 110 mph.
Another feature that assists the driver is the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control which detects the distance of the vehicle in front and under certain circumstances, will adjust the speed of the car accordingly. This functions at speeds between 25 – 110 mph approximately and the Full – Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control does the same function at speeds 0 – 110 mph.
Toyota Prius Prime Safety Score
Hence, Toyota Prius Prime has been given a Safety Score of 10/10 by the U.S. News & World Report. It has even received five – star rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in different categories, namely, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, Small Overlap Front Test Results, Side Impact Test Results, Rear Crash Protection Results and Roof Strength Test Results.
Toyota Prius Prime 2017 Engine
The 2017 Prius Prime owns a Hybrid engine of 1.8L producing a power of 121 hp with 5200 rpm of torque. The car has owned huge liking for its outstanding fuel economy which is over 54 MPG.
Toyota Prius Prime 2017 Interior and Exterior Design
The all new Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle System has improved EV performance. Keyless ignition, Interior Air Filtration, Climate Control System, Driver Assisted Parking Assist, Driver seat Power Adjustable Lumbar Support, 11.6 inch infotainment screen mounted on the centre console has all added to the luxury of the car in terms of features and interiors. However, excessive road noise has been a hindrance. Also, the 2017 model seats four people with bigger cargo space instead of five in the base Prius. This is yet another disadvantage added to the 2017 model.