Toyota Earns Top Safety Picks from IIHS
Based on a battery of rollover tests, Toyota's 2011 Sienna, Avalon, and 2010 Lexus RX 350 took top honors.
The Toyota Sienna is the first minivan ever to win since rollover was added to the testing criteria in 2010.
To win a "good" rollover rating, a roof must support at least four times the vehicle's weight. The Sienna withstood a force equal to 4.12 times its weight, while Avalon withstood 4.07 times its weight.
If safety is a big concern for you, these vehicles should be on your car shopping list.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and Ryde Shopper are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid