TORONTO, ON - February 26, 2020 – Eight Toyota and Lexus vehicles have been named 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award winners, with six - the 2021 Toyota Camry, Highlander and Sienna, 2021 Lexus ES, IS and NX- receiving the IIHS’ highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+).

To qualify for a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, vehicles must receive‘good’ ratings in each ofthe Institute’s six crashworthiness evaluations. They must also have ‘good’ or ‘acceptable’ headlights, and available frontcrash prevention that earns ‘advanced’ or ‘superior’ ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrianevaluations.

The “plus” is awarded to models that come exclusively with ‘good’ or ‘acceptable’ headlightsacross all trim levels and packages, making it easier forconsumers to find properly equipped vehicles.

The Toyota and Lexus 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners (applicable to Canadian models) are:

  • Toyota Sienna
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Lexus ES
  • Lexus IS
  • Lexus NX

The Toyota and Lexus 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick winners (applicable to Canadian models) are:

  • Toyota RAV4 Prime
  • Lexus UX

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is inToronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models for the North American market.