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Toyota RAV4 Fails Small Overlap Test

Toyota RAV4 Fails Small Overlap Test

Jul 12 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Toyota's small SUV receives a "poor" rating

If you've ever shopped for a vehicle or check crash ratings on a vehicle you thinking about buying, you be familiar with the star system that the Insurance Institute for Highly Safety uses to rate...

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Toyota RAV4 Fails Small Overlap Test

Jul 12 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Toyota's small SUV receives a "poor" rating

If you've ever shopped for a vehicle or check crash ratings on a vehicle you thinking about buying, you be familiar with the star system that the Insurance Institute for Highly Safety uses to rate crashworthiness of vehicles. Recently the Insurance Institute tested the new 2013 RAV4 for its front small overlap crash test. The results weren't good.

The vehicle received a poor ranking in the test but scored "good" overall. This small overlap test is said to be particularly demanding because many automotive manufacturers aren't designing vehicles to stand up to this sort of impact. The small overlap test is designed to mimic a vehicle coming in contact with something like a pole or tree.

The test simulates a small impact that is 25% of the overall width of the front of the vehicle. The test has a vehicle crash into a five-foot high barrier on the driver side at 40 mph. This test was added to the testing battery last year.

 
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Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs

Jul 31 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Dodge, Mazda, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Electric, Diesel We all have controversial opinions. Be it whether you think the Nissan Juke is actually pretty attractive, manual transmissions aren't always better, or you honestly didn't hate the Pontiac Aztek, we all harbor some persuasion, be it big or small, for which we catch copious flak upon expression. In recognizing that all of us here at Autoblog harbor at least one viewpoint that ...
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BMW i3 to gain a fuel cell variant - report

Jul 31 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

When BMW and Toyota announced plans to jointly develop a new sports car, they also confirmed the development of a fuel cell system. The latter news was overshadowed by the Supra rumor mill but new details are starting t ...
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Used Car Connoisseur: Hardy Toyota 4Runner has certainly held up

Jul 31 2014 1:32pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

When the fourth-generation 4Runner debuted it did so as a vastly improved sport-utility vehicle. Yes, the body still rode on a frame and it had a solid rear axle, which gave rise to some truck-like handling, but it also gave the 4Runner some very real off-road ability. Unlike many of its peers, it did not get mired in its own mediocrity the instant the terrain changed from cottage access road to a rugged trail. This was th ...
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2015 Nissan Navara hints at the future for Nissan Frontier

Jul 31 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Nissan’s Frontier is long over-due for a refresh. The basic design debuted 10 years ago in 2004 and though it only has one competitor, the Toyota Tacoma, sales have been rather slow. But according to The Truth About Cars, Nissan released photos that show the 2015 Nissan Navara which is what the Frontier is sold as for other global markets and hopefully these pictures hint at a refresh soon. Mechanical details are scarce and there’s no word yet on what will or won ...
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Denso's quarterly profit falls on Japan labor costs, compact car shift

Jul 31 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Denso, the Toyota-affiliated auto supplier, posted a 16.7 percent drop in April-June quarterly operating profit from a year earlier as domestic labor costs rose and as automakers sold more compact cars in Japan that tend to ...
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Are you satisfied with your repair shop?

Jul 31 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

That venerable products and services information source, Consumer Reports, annually publishes an Auto Survey that focuses on vehicle repairs. Large groups of vehicle owners are polled on their repair experiences at both authorized dealerships and independent service shops. The results show some measurable levels of dissatisfaction but there are ways to minimize your risks of experiencing some of the more common concerns. Keep in mind; it’s not all bad new ...
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Consumer Reports calls on Toyota to recall older Camry Hybrid models

Jul 31 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Safety, Toyota Consumer Reports is calling on Toyota to issue an official recall of 178,000 Camry Hybrid sedans from model years 2007 to 2011, claiming that a pair of issues affecting the brakes are so dire they demand a more official action than what the company has undertaken so far. The first issue, as CR tells it, relates to a clog in the brake-fluid reservoir filter, which if left untreated could lead to a number of dashboard warning lights. The " ...
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