2008 Paris auto showEnlarge Photo
Safety is a prime consideration with any new car, and today's hybrids offer all the choices of safety equipment and options as many luxury cars. With the Insight and Prius, the Toyota package of standard gear sets it a notch above the Honda. With the 2010 Insight, electronic stability control isn’t offered on the base model of the 2010 Honda Insight; otherwise its credentials look promising, though it hasn't yet been crash-tested. TheCarConnection.com rates its safety at 8 out of 10.
2010 Toyota Prius rolls onto the Detroit stage at its global debut in January 2009Enlarge Photo
The 2010 Toyota Prius is a safe bet for drivers and their families, thanks to improved safety features and better overall visibility in the new generation, and the prior car's excellent crash-test history. It's rated at 9 out of 10 by TCC's team of car experts.