2013 Toyota RAV4 earns 'poor' rating in IIHS small overlap crash…

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2013 Toyota RAV4 ‘poor’ rating in IIHS overlap crash test

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When the Insurance for Highway Safety tested a of SUVs in its small overlap crash test earlier year, it held off on putting the RAV4 in the blender because the 2013 model was due to arrive after the test. The new crossover be better than it was before, but it still only manage a of Poor in the test that has a bugbear for a number of manufacturers.

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The RAV4 earns a poor for protecting people in small frontal crashes.

The Toyota earns a poor rating for people in small overlap crashes. The small SUV was redesigned for the model year, but the changes enough to lift the RAV4’s in the Institute’s challenging test. A of poor structure and inadequate of the dummy’s movement prevented the from earning a better

ARLINGTON, Va. July 11, 2013 The 2013 Toyota RAV4, a SUV, earns a poor for performance in the IIHS small front crash test.

Toyota redesigned the RAV4 for the model year. The automaker additional changes to models after April to better the stability of the steering column and to extra padding under the carpeting.

The changes, however, enough to lift the RAV4’s in the small overlap test. A of poor structure and inadequate of the dummy’s movement prevented the from earning better a poor rating overall.

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The space was seriously compromised by structure, and the dummy’s left was trapped by crushed and buckled metal in the footwell. Injury on the dummy indicated a high of injury to the lower left The dummy’s head barely the frontal airbag before off the left side as the steering moved more than 7 to the right, resulting in little cushioning for the chest. Additionally, the belt allowed excessive movement of the dummy’s head and contributing to the head hitting the panel.

IIHS in May released results for 13 small SUVs but delayed the RAV4 because Toyota was changes to the redesigned model. If changes are imminent, the Institute tests to ensure that ratings don’t soon obsolete. The practice also automakers to improve designs quickly.

In the earlier tests of small only the Subaru Forester and Outlander Sport earned a or acceptable rating for occupant in a small overlap crash and for the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Eleven other small are rated marginal or poor full ratings here).

is a challenging test, says President Adrian Lund. manufacturers are going to need to significant changes to their in order to improve protection in kinds of serious frontal

The Institute added the small test to its lineup of vehicle evaluations last year. It what happens when the corner of a vehicle strikes vehicle or an object like a or a utility pole. In the test, 25 of a vehicle’s front end on the driver strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid at 40 mph. A 50th percentile Hybrid III dummy is belted in the seat.

The 2013 RAV4 previously the TOP SAFETY PICK award for ratings in the Institute’s four tests — moderate front, side, rollover and

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