TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 11, 2017 - A total of nine Toyota and Lexus vehicles are 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) award winners, with the new 2018 Camry receiving its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+).
According to IIHS, the TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ requirements were strengthened for 2018 and the majority of winners qualify only when optionally equipped with front crash prevention and specific headlights, with the exception being Toyota. Toyota has equipped all but a handful of Toyota and Lexus models with standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and other advanced features. Seven models with standard AEB also have standard ‘Acceptable’ or ‘Good’ headlights and qualify for TSP without any added options.
To qualify for a 2018 TSP award, vehicles 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.
2018 TSP+ award winners 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.
Toyota and Lexus 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner (also applicable to Canadian models):
Toyota Camry (with specific headlights)
Toyota and Lexus 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK winners (also applicable to Canadian models):
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Prius Prime
- Toyota RAV4 (with specific headlights)
- Toyota Highlander
- Lexus ES (with specific headlights)
- Lexus IS
- Lexus NX
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.