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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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Recalls have almost no effect on used car prices

Aug 23 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, GM, Earnings/Financials This has been a bad year for recalls. The US auto industry broke the record for repair campaigns months ago, and with about 25.8 million vehicles needing fixed, General Motors has gotten close to 2013's total full-year figure of 27.96-million recalled cars all on its own. You might think that used car buyers would run screaming for the hills from all these faulty models, but a recent study finds th ...
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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid scores on fuel efficiency

Aug 22 2014 7:23pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

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Ford Is Developing A New Line Of Hybrids To Take On The Toyota Prius

Aug 22 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

When it comes to alternative vehicles, no automaker can match Toyota's success on the sales floor. Although Honda beat Toyota to the hybrid punch a decade-and-a-half ago, the Toyota Prius ran away with shoppers' hearts (and wallets), ultimately delivering a death blow to the Honda Insight. Now, Toyota seems as if it's moved on to some ...
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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Aug 22 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

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Toyota Increases Investment in Indiana on Popularity of Highlander SUV

Aug 22 2014 1:08pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Investment of $100 Million Will Add 300 More JobsThe ad jingle for the 2014 Toyota Highlander is it “ain’t got no room for boring,” sung by a carful of Muppets. The relative excitement of the midsize SUV is debatable, but its sales success and contribution to Toyota’s bottom line is not. Highlander sales are up 16 percent year-over-year from January through July 2014. To help meet strong demand for the redesigned SUV, Toyota will make a $100-million i ...
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Toyota Pickup Versus Tree: Which Will Win?

Aug 22 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Top Gear aren't the only ones to test the indestructibility of an old Toyota pickup.Read ...
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2015 Toyota FCV spied in Europe

Aug 22 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota is putting the finishing touches on the 2015 FCV as our spies have caught the model undergoing testing near the company's European Tech ...
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Toyota to expand Highlander production in Indiana, invest $100 million

Aug 22 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Toyota said today it will spend $100 million to increase production of the Highlander crossover in Princeton, Ind. The Highlander has been bumping against its production ceiling at the Indiana asse ...
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Ford Edge

Aug 22 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover that can seat up to five passengers. Larger than the Escape and smaller than the Explorer and the Flex, it's a rival for vehicles like the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain, the Toyota Venza, and the Nissan Murano. A new Edge set to go on sale early in 2015 will mark ...
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Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Aug 22 2014 9:22am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Most popular stories: 1. Top 10 discontinued cars: Which one will you miss?: It’s time to say goodbye to these 10 vehicles not coming back for the 2015 model year 2. Man’s lifelong collection of 32 classic cars up for auction: Saskatchewan’s Sam Wendland says goodbye to his restored beauties 3. Why there’s no such thing as a car ‘accident’: It’s time to scrub the word accident from our reporting when it comes to car crashes and collisions 4. Editors’ Choice ...
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