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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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2015 Toyota Camry First Drive: Fluffed and Buffed—and Improved

Sep 21 2014 11:14pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The Toyota Camry is this century’s brightest car star. More than 400,000 were sold in the U.S. last year, a volume topped only by Ford and Chevrolet pickups. This begs the question: Why would Toyota call for a Camry pit stop only halfway to the seven ...
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Toyota's thrill-seeking side

Sep 21 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

The re-engineered 2015 Camry, which will arrive in U.S. showrooms this week, is a testament to the company's quest under President Akio Toyoda to shed a reputation for selling cars that a ...
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Toyota's big leap to aluminum

Sep 21 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Toyota is set to become the next big automaker to begin making the expensive shift from steel to aluminum for parts like hoods and liftgates. Look for them on upcoming versions of the Lexus RX 350 crossover ...
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2015 Toyota Sienna First Drive: The Swagger Wagon Refined

Sep 21 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Freshened inside and out for 2015, the Toyota Sienna minivan is a versatile family vehicle, chockablock with brood-friendly features and refinements. It’s also the only minivan that still offers an all-wheel-drive option. Beyond that, it also embodies Toyota’s bedrock strengths: quality, durability, and ...
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2015 Toyota Camry: First Drive

Sep 21 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

“Can't the Camry look a little more exciting?” To paraphrase chief engineer Monte Kaehr, that was a message so commonly heard in focus groups with owners of current 2012- and 2013-model-year Camrys—when they were asked what single thing they’d like to change about their cars—that it rose far above wi ...
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2015 Toyota Yaris First Drive: Yes! It’s Still a Car!

Sep 21 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Among the more memorable advertising slogans of recent years—at least to us—was the “It’s a car!” tagline that Toyota attached to its 2012 Yaris, which was initially advertised exclusively online. Here was pure truth in advertising, with absolutely zero overstat ...
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Lexus ES

Sep 21 2014 9:26pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Lexus ES is a five-passenger, four-door luxury sedan that's a close relative of today's Toyota Avalon. In its past, though, it's been sized somewhat smaller, and more directly comparable with the Toyota Camry. With the ES, Lexus has fielded a much more luxurious sedan than Toy ...
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Toyota Made A Rally Fighter And It Looks Like A Puppy

Sep 21 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Renders of Toyota's new C-HR concept have been released and the sporty looking crossover seems like it just escaped from an automotive Blue's Clues. Yes, for the life of me, I now can't unsee this car as an eager puppy ready t ...
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Toyota C-HR hybrid crossover coupe concept leak ahead of Paris

Sep 21 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Paris Motor Show, Crossover, Toyota Last week, Toyota previewed an upcoming concept called the C-HR and promised it would debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. It didn't say much more or give us anything beyond a silhouette and the shape of the lights, but here we have the first images of the finalized form. The C-HR envisions a hybrid crossover coupe with angular ...
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Toyota to ramp up Tacoma production in Mexico by 41%

Sep 21 2014 10:12am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Plants/Manufacturing, Toyota The Toyota Tacoma may be getting on in age, but that isn't stopping the Japanese manufacturer from ramping up production at the pickup's Baja California factory. The Mexican plant will soon be home to another 300 jobs as it increases total capacity by 41 percent. The increase is slated for April 2015. The move is a curious one, considering the Taco ...
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