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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just announced that a total of three new Toyota vehicles have been given Top Safety Pick awards. Both the 2011 Toyota Avalon and 2011 Toyota Sienna were awarded the institute's highest ratings in front, side, rollover and rear crash tests. The 2010 Lexus RX also nabbed a Top Safety Pick nod. All of the vehicles come with electronic stability control as standard equipment – another parameter for receiving the award.

Toyota's Sienna earns the honor of being the first minivan to receive the Top Safety Pick since the IIHS added rollover data to its list of crash criteria in 2010. The news is likely to come as music to the ears of Toyota engineers and dealers, both of which have had to stand by and watch their brand's quality and safety reputation erode under a hail of recalls. Thanks for the tip, Eddie!

[Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      They stole the grill off of a Hyundai. I see another boring Toyota appliance.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I see a big Sonata grill Toyotadiehard(loser).
        • 4 Years Ago
        umm the Sonata stole the grill from the Camry...the Sienna uses the same design as the Camry....


        Toyota didn't steal anything...Look at both the Camry and Sonata from the front...The Sonata lines, grill, headlights all look and are shape kind of the same as the camry.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you are a Toyotadiehard, you are a loser. Period.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess if you cant stop your car its good to be safe when it hits!
        • 4 Years Ago
        We're over that now...

        At any rate, you can say what you want about Toyota, but if I was in the market for a minivan, I'd so rock this in the Sport trim.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agree.....never thought I would say this about a minivan but...


        The New Sienna is hot. I'd take the sport trim SE in black please. The non sport model in the above pic looks great also.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not surprised. Sienna has always been the safest minivan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does anyone else feel like the majority of cars for sale get this IIHS "Top Pick" award? I think "top" should mean the best- not "up to par". Wtf.

      With all the focus on saftey in this country, there should absolutely be a more detailed ranking of all manufacturers and cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        considering that Sienna is first minivan to get "top pick", then certainly majority of them are not rated as top pick ;-).

      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally some positive press for Toyota after all the weeks of negative news.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed.

        About time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      just wondering, whether they received any top picks recently, like 2 or 3 years ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think Toyota may have more Top Safety Picks than any manufacturer...

      And again guys...SUA is driver error...

      http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/opinion/11schmidt.html

      NASA hasn't found anything wrong with Toyota's electronics...let's move on...

        • 4 Years Ago
        And you think wrong. Toyota's currently in a 3-way tie with Subaru and VWAG at 5 each. Chrysler, HKAG, and Volvo are tied for 2nd with 4 each, but it's fair to point out that there are many cars that haven't been tested for roof strength yet. Even more fair to point out is that Toyota at first disparaged the tests when the new roll-over test was added and refused to pay for early tests. Suddenly, it seems they've changed their tune.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And you think wrong. Toyota's currently in a 3-way tie with Subaru and VWAG at 5 each. Chrysler, HKAG, and Volvo are tied for 2nd with 4 each, but it's fair to point out that there are many cars that haven't been tested for roof strength yet. Even more fair to point out is that Toyota at first disparaged the tests when the new roll-over test was added and refused to pay for early tests. Suddenly, it seems they've changed their tune.

        Also, your link is to an Op-Ed piece. Everyone's entitled to their opion, but nothing's been settled one way or another yet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the type of think they should be touting in the Sienna commercials rather than desperately attempting to portray something terminally uncool as cool. Something tells me minivan buyers are a lot more concerned about safety than coolness.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, those cars may be safe for passengers, but they're certainly not safe for my eyes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let the "death trap" Toyota bashing begin, regardless of this being favorable news for Toyota.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You got it. The blog sphere has created a culture where people post their cynical titrates that have little to do with facts of the story.

        This is good news for Toyota.
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