Toyota Prius Plug-In reliability & safety

Strong standard safety tech makes the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid a great candidate for family transport.

Euro NCAP rating Adult protection rating Child protection rating Safety assist rating
5 stars 88% 82% 86%

As you’d expect, the Prius Plug-in shares much of its electronics and technology with the regular fourth-generation Prius that was released before it. With more than 20 years spent developing hybrid technology, Toyota has made the Prius Plug-in totally dependable, even though this model features a new Dual Motor System and a bigger battery.

Toyota Prius Plug-In reliability & problems

Our sister title Auto Express ranked Toyota as the 6th-best brand for customer satisfaction in its 2020 Driver Power owner survey, while the brand ranked eighth for reliability. This also includes its standard petrol and diesel models as well, but Toyota is known for its reliability so the Prius will be no different.

The fourth-generation Prius finished 16th in the 2020 Driver Power rundown of the best 75 cars to live with, so the Prius Plug-in will likely be just as easy and trouble free to live with. That’s because it uses many similar components, so this information should give you reassurance.


All Prius Plug-ins get Toyota’s Safety Sense package as standard, which includes collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, traffic-sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and seven airbags.

Given it shares its body with the standard Prius, it also scores a full five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating.