When it comes to fuel economy, there's no doubt that the Toyota Prius c wins out. With a 53-mpg city rating, the latest Toyota hybrid is hard to surpass. However, East Coast Toyota understands that some consumers might be concerned about the model's safety. After all, as a subcompact hybrid, the Prius c isn't exactly the most muscular auto in the book.
For those who do hold this concern, East Coast Toyota is pleased to share that you have nothing to worry about. The Prius c has been given the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Top Safety Pick" designation. Earning top "good" scores in nearly every major crash-test category, the hybrid proves that it can protect its drivers and passengers no matter what.
Specifically, The Car Connection notes that the Prius c, "manages an impressive 5.28 times its weight in the IIHS roof strength test - relating to a lower chance of head injury in a rollover crash."1 In addition to the Prius c, Toyota also boasts IIHS Top Safety Pick designations for its third-generation Toyota Prius and Toyota Prius v hybrids.
Whether you're looking for fuel economy or searching for safety, East Coast Toyota is more than happy to set you up with any one of the innovative Prius models on our lot at 85 Route 17 S Wood Ridge, NJ 07075. Of, course, if the hybrid lifestyle simply isn't for you, we understand. In that case, feel free to contact one of our team members and let them know which new Toyota model might be more up your alley.