Late last month, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) announced a new test that evaluates collision avoidance systems and the Prius V failed to get a rating at all.
Even with mediocre crash mitigation technology, most of the systems managed the minimum rating. Now, California-based law firm McCuneWright has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Toyota.
“The Toyota Prius V wagon, which claims to have autobrake, had minimal braking in IIHS tests and currently fails to meet NHTSA criteria for forward collision warning. It doesn’t qualify for an IIHS front crash prevention rating,” the IIHS said in a statement.