Toyota has topped the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) annual list of safety awards for the third year in a row.
12 Toyota and Lexus vehicles won IIHS awards 2017, with nine receiving its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+.
According to IIHS, automakers were required to meet tougher criteria to be considered for the top 2017 awards, including headlight evaluations launched in 2016. Among this year’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ recipients, the IIHS recognized the updated Toyota Corolla for improved small overlap crash protection and front crash prevention, as well as the Toyota Prius for its improved headlights.
To receive a TOP SAFETY PICK AWARD, vehicles were required to achieve good ratings in five crashworthiness tests, have an available front crash prevention system and have quality headlights. TOP SAFETY PICK+ award winners must also have a superior- or advanced-rated front crash prevention system with automatic braking capabilities.
2017 Toyota and Lexus TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners:
- Toyota Prius (built after August 2016),
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Camry
- Toyota Prius v
- Lexus RC
- Lexus ES 350
- Toyota RAV4,
- Lexus NX
- Lexus RX
2017 Toyota and Lexus TOP SAFETY PICK winners:
- Toyota Yaris iA
- Toyota Avalon
- Lexus CT 200h
Dino Triantafyllos is Toyota’s North American Chief Quality Officer.
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