Award-Winning 2015 Toyota Top Safety Picks
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is well known in the automotive industry for its rigorous safety testing and the accolades that come with impeccable safety scores. Because of the tough and thorough testing, when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hands out its annual Top Safety Picks they are a coveted award with a premium spot reserved in the automaker’s trophy case. For 2015, Toyota has surpassed the competition with an industry-leading 12 awards for Toyota models and their Lexus and Scion relatives. Take a closer look at the award-winning 2015 Toyota Top Safety Picks at Gale Toyota.
Safety awards from the IIHS come in two categories, a Top Safety Pick and the more coveted Top Safety Pick +. All models face a rigorous battery of testing and to achieve Top Safety Pick status, a vehicle must achieve Good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests as well as a Good or Acceptable rating in the difficult small overlap front test. Models receiving the Top Safety Pick + award means achieving the same ratings we have already highlighted, in addition to earning an Advanced or Superior grade for front crash prevention technology.
Toyota models took home 8 of the 12 total awards that the Toyota Corporation received. Both the 2015 Toyota Avalon luxury sedan and the 2015 Toyota RAV4 compact crossover were heralded as 2015 Top Safety Picks. Receiving coveted Top Safety Pick + awards due to impeccable crash test ratings in addition to innovative and advanced crash prevention safety features, were the hybrid Toyota Prius and Prius v, the reinvigorated flagship Toyota Camry sedan, the strong and versatile Toyota Highlander SUV and the family-friendly Toyota Sienna minivan.
The foundation of Toyota safety is built on a strong structural design, which translates to excellent crash test scores. Combining those ratings with the standard Toyota STAR Safety System and optional crash prevention features, there are few models that are better than a Toyota when it comes to safety. If you value safety above all else, these award-winning 2015 Toyota Top Safety Picks set a gold standard for the automotive industry to follow. You won’t do much better than these Toyota options, so stop in and schedule a test drive to get a closer look.