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Which 2018 Toyota Models are the Safest?

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards, FAQs, Helpful Advice, New Vehicles, Safety, Technology, Toyota News on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at 10:32 pm
2018 Toyota Corolla Exterior View in Blue

2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ Toyota Vehicles

It’s no secret that Toyota is a leading figure in the automotive market when it comes to the application of driver-assistive safety features, but just how safe are 2018 Toyota models? We’re taking a look at the seven (yes, seven2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ vehicles from Toyota.  

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What does it take to become a Top Safety Pick? 

To qualify for a TSP or TSP+, vehicles have to meet some certain criteria and be equipped with certain features. They then are put through a rigorous testing period which measures the safety of the vehicle in a number of conditions. For the TSP award, a vehicle must have Good ratings in driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, and roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention, and an Acceptable or Good headlight rating. For the TSP+ award, vehicles were required to earn Good ratings in driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, and roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as Acceptable or Good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test, Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention, and a Good headlight rating. 

“We’re pleased to have so many vehicles recognized by IIHS, especially with the completely redesigned 2018 Camry receiving its highest safety award. Toyota and Lexus remain committed to providing safe and reliable vehicles and we’re proud to have Toyota Safety Sense and Lexus Safety System+ as standard equipment on almost every new model in our lineup,” said Chris Nielsen, executive vice president of product support and chief quality officer of Toyota Motor North America.

2018 Toyota Models with TSP Status

2018 Toyota Camry in Red and Silver Exterior Front End View
Exterior View of 2018 Toyota Camry in Silver

Toyota has seven vehicles that were chosen by the IIHS as TSP and TSP+ vehicles. They include the Toyota Camry with specific headlights, the Toyota Avalon with specific headlights, the Toyota Corolla, the Toyota Priusthe Toyota Prius Prime, the Toyota RAV4 with specific headlights, and the Toyota Highlander. 

READ MORE: 2018 Toyota Corolla Design, Technology and Fuel Economy Information

Are you looking for further information regarding the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ vehicles from ToyotaContact us at Serra Toyota. We’ll go through all of the qualifiers and detail their safety equipment in full. You can view 2018 Toyota models in our online inventory and then stop by for a test drive today! 

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