IIHS Top Safety Pick award

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by RAYDAHS, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. RAYDAHS

    RAYDAHS New Member

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  2. BlizzardPearlV

    BlizzardPearlV Junior Member

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    Rear passengers side curtain doesn't seem to be all that effective.....
     
  3. cmjars

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    looks good thank you.
     
  4. allemandeL3ft

    allemandeL3ft New Member

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    I'm wondering why it got the top safety pick. The side impact effectiveness seems really troubling.
     
  5. gurneydog

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    Maybe the cars it was rated against were worse....
     
  6. njrose

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    I agree the side passenger airbag is very disconcerting. I suspect that the Prius v will not receive a good rating from NHSTA which has implemented the new 5 star rating with higher standards for safety than IIHS. I noticed that IIHS has recommended other cars that performed poorly in NHSTA's tests.
     
  7. star2

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    Two things seem to help:
    1. sit in a more upright position
    2. move back seat forward