When you are first starting a family, you might not need a car with minivan-like space. Something efficient and economical would be perfect. The only thing you won't compromise on is safety.

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) systems are meant to make installing child safety seats easier and mistake-free for parents and guardians. However, in its first round of testing in 2015 the IIHS discovered the majority of vehicles used LATCH systems that were difficult or confusing to set up.

In a second round of testing one year later, however, the IIHS has found a dramatic improvement across the board. One of the most improved models was the 2016 Toyota Prius

"Frustrating child seat installations have become a familiar rite of parenthood. Unfortunately, these frustrations lead to mistakes that can have real consequences in the event of a crash. We're pleased to see automakers taking this issue seriously and making improvements in response to our ratings." -- Jessica Jermakian, senior research engineer for IIHS.

Going from Marginal in 2015, the new Toyota Prius was carefully redesigned to earn the highest possible designation of Good+. If you are searching for a cleaner, greener small car for your family, visit Lithia Toyota of Klamath Falls for a test drive in a kid-safe Toyota Prius.


Categories: Green, New Inventory