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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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Toyota post 23% jump in net income, helped by weak yen, cost cuts

Nov 5 2014 2:38am CST | Source: Automotive News

Toyota sidestepped stagnating sales to post double-digit profit increases in the July-September quarter, thanks to advantageous exchange rates and big cost cuts. Net income jumped 23 percent to 539 billion y ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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Every car is a bit mad here at the 2014 SEMA Show (pictures)

Nov 4 2014 8:18pm CST | Source: CNET Car Tech

The 2014 SEMA Show is the only place in the world where an 850 horsepower Toyota Camry doesn't seem out of place. Watch as automakers show the wil ...
Source: CNET Car Tech   Full article at: CNET Car Tech
 

 
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Every car is a bit mad here at the 2014 SEMA Show (pictures)

Nov 4 2014 8:18pm CST | Source: Car Craft

The 2014 SEMA Show is the only place in the world where an 850 horsepower Toyota Camry doesn't seem out of place. Watch as automakers show the wild sides of their most popular model ...
Source: Car Craft   Full article at: Car Craft
 

 
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2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories that pickup buyers are keen on, a ran ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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2015 Toyota Tundra

Nov 4 2014 4:51pm CST | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s not winning away many buyers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. Although it doesn’t stand out in any of the categories that pickup buyers are keen on, a rang ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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Toyota introduces an 850+ bhp Camry Sleeper at SEMA

Nov 4 2014 4:00pm CST | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota has an unveiled the Camry Sleeper at the SEMA Motor Show. It features a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces more ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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Toyota Dressed an 850-Horse Tube-Frame Dragster In Plain-Jane Camry Clothing for SEMA

Nov 4 2014 3:11pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

Outrageousness abounds at the 2014 SEMA show, so for a moment you might be excused for thinking this silver 2015 Camry wears nothing more involved than some custom wheels and smoky tint. That impression will swiftly fade, though, when the mild-mannered sedan flips open, Funny Car-style, to reveal a tube frame dragster powered by a supercharged, nitro-huffing V-8 sending 850 screaming horses to the rear wheels. This is one Camry you do not want to pick a fight with. Unveiled by none other t ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Toyota Corolla Does Burnout So Hard The Blower Falls Off

Nov 4 2014 2:49pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

Aussie burnouts are the real deal. Exhibit A: a V8 Toyota Corolla whipping so hard the sky-high blower falls off ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Recall Alert: 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid and Avalon, Avalon Hybrid

Nov 4 2014 1:46pm CST | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,650 model-year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid sedans The Problem: Toyota is reporting that the left front suspension lower arm may have an improperly manufactured bolt hole which could affect bolt clamping force. In the event of severe impact to the area, which could be caused by driving on rough pavement, the lower arm could separate from the ball joint, causing a lo ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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This Boring Camry Is An 850 HP Sleeper That'll Melt Your Eyeballs Off

Nov 4 2014 1:36pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

The Toyota Camry is the gold standard of beige. Apparently knowing that full well, Toyota saw fit to take to SEMA the ultimate Sleeper Camry. No, seriously. That's what they're calling it – the Toyota Sleeper Camry. And it's got an 850 horsepower, supercharged, nitr ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 

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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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