Toyota Scores Twice On List of Safest Vehicle Models
Improving safety is a constant battle in the automotive world. It’s a battle that began as soon as automobiles made their start. Like other technologies, safety technology is growing exponentially. It seems like just yesterday the world was seeing the first seat belts. Now there are technologies that can automatically stop the car if an accident seems imminent.
Because of this growth, Popular Mechanics reports on a new phenomenon in the automotive world, which it calls “death-proof cars.” The data comes from a recent report by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety.
Not one, but two models from Toyota made the list of the safest vehicle models. They are the Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD and the Toyota Sequoia 4WD. They shared this honor with many other SUVs. Historically, SUVs had been some of the most fatal vehicles due to their rollover risk, according to IIHS. But, Popular Mechanics says that “the spread of electronic stability control through the fleet has dramatically lessened the risk of rollover crashes in these and all vehicles.”
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