Toyota Leads the Pack with the Most IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

 


Topping the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s awards is once again, Toyota! This year, nine Toyota vehicles were IIHS winners, with eight receiving the TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation. Models earned the awards for the IIHS based on a few key attributes including crashworthiness, headlight quality, and front crash prevention.

The 2017 Toyota TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners were:

  •        Toyota Prius (built after August 2016)
  •        Toyota Avalon (with specific headlights and built after March 2017)
  •        Toyota Prius Prime
  •        Toyota Camry (with available front crash prevention and specific headlights)
  •        Toyota Prius v (with available front crash prevention and specific headlights)
  •        Toyota RAV4 (with specific headlights)
  •        Toyota Corolla
  •        Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Yaris iA was the 2017 Toyota TOP SAFETY PICK winner.

“At Toyota, we’re committed to developing safe and reliable vehicles,” said Jeff Makarewicz, Toyota’s North American Vehicle, Quality & Safety Engineering group vice president.

To qualify for 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK a vehicle must earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints, as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

For a vehicle to qualify to be a TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests. These include small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. However to qualify as a + pick, it must have an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.

The models that are selected to earn either the TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK are the best vehicle choices for safety within size categories. Size and weight do influence protection in serious crashes. Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones. Thus, a small car that's a TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK doesn't necessarily afford more protection than a bigger car that doesn't earn the award.

Contact Courtesy Toyota of Brandon today to learn more about Toyota’s stellar award winning lineup. 

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