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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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Ninja Turtles 'Pizza Thrower' Is Ready, Here's How YOU Can Shoot A Pizza

Jul 23 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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Here's the first picture of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Pizza Thrower" truck on its way to Comic-Con where attendees will be able to shoot pizzas (albeit faux to avoid food waste) at targets like Shredder and The Foot Clan. You'd hardly recognize a 2002 Toyota Tacoma under there, right?R ...
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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video]

Jul 23 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the ...
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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video]

Jul 23 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and TSX with the new TLX ...
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Own This Time Capsule 1990 Toyota Supra And Be The Envy Of Everyone

Jul 23 2014 3:28pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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"Look at Dave, driving that perfectly pristine 1990 Toyota Supra," your jealous ex-girlfriend will say of you, assuming you buy this car and your name is Dave. "I should have married him instead. Now I' ...
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New-look Yaris will start at $15,670

Jul 23 2014 2:02pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

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Pricing on the 2015 Yaris, Toyota's struggling subcompact car, will start at $15,670, including shipping. Toyota gave the 2015 Yaris a face-lift in hopes that ...
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Is This The Racing Version Of The Toyota FT-1 Concept?

Jul 23 2014 1:16pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

North American International Auto Show - Day 1
The Toyota FT-1 Concept was unveiled last January amidst a chorus of adulation coming from all corners of the auto industry. In a lot of ways, the FT-1 was more than just a concept. It was the reinvigoration of hope that the successor to the Toyota Supra was just around the corner. But what we didn’t know then was that Toyota may have bigger plans for the FT-1 Concept other than its intended showpiece purpose.FT1Club moderato ...
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2015 Toyota Yaris facelift unveiled in the United States

Jul 23 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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Toyota has unveiled the 2015 Yaris in the United States. It looks virtually identical to the European variant and features a new front fascia with a slende ...
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2015 Toyota Yaris First Look

Jul 23 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: Cars.com

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Competes with: Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit Looks like: The 2012-2014 Yaris got some Darth Vader treatment Drivetrain: 106-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder with five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Aug. 3 Toyota calls the subcompact 2015 Yaris hatchback "redesigned," but it's really just a refresh of the current generation, which dates back to the 2012 model year. The 2015 m ...
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Japan readies fuel cell subsidies in bet on Toyota's next big thing

Jul 23 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: Automotive News

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Japan is readying subsidies to help Toyota and key suppliers take the lead in hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles that could top $400 million over the next several years if the most bullish projections for the technology play ...
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Japan readies fuel cell subsidies in bet on Toyota’s next big thing

Jul 23 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: globeandmail - Globe Drive

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The cost savings could be enough to make the Toyota vehicle affordable for taxi operators and other companies with fleets of vehicles within driving range of the 100 hydrogen fuelling stations ...
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