The IIHS’s Top Safety Picks for 2012 Are Now in Stock at Toyota of Merrillville Near Highland, Indiana
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent nonprofit organization that is dedicated to reducing injuries, deaths, and property damage from crashes. Each year they test new model vehicles in every category, evaluating them for safety and rating them accordingly. For 2012, there were more winners than ever before, giving car buyers a record number of safe choices to select from, including nine Toyota models, all of which are now available here at Toyota of Merrillville near Highland, Indiana.
Car buyers take a number of factors into consideration when purchasing a new vehicle from their Highland, Indiana-area Toyota dealer, including amenities, style, comfort, space and safety. Over the years, vehicle safety has improved tremendously across the board, and Toyota models in particular have continued to offer more innovative features. The 2012 Toyota models that have made the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s list of “Top Safety Picks” for 2012 include:
- Toyota Yaris
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Prius V
- Toyota Camry
- Toyota Avalon
- Toyota Highlander
- Toyota Venza
- Toyota Sienna
- Toyota Tundra (Crew Cab)
Getting named a “Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS isn’t an easy feat for any automaker. Vehicles must excel in front, side, rollover, and rear crash tests.Their crashworthiness is based on results of a 40 mph frontal offset crash test where the sides of the vehicle are impacted by a 31 mph moving barrier. Strength-to-weight ratio testing is used to provide a roof strength test, where the roof must withstand four times the car’s weight before reaching five-inches of crush. Rear crash protection is based on the results of a simulated collision in which a stationary vehicle is struck from behind at 20 mph.
Toyota of Merrillville is Open Six Days a Week
For more information about any of the above Toyota models or any of our other fantastic vehicles, make your way into Toyota of Merrillville today. We are here six days a week to assist you with all of your car buying needs. While you are here, be sure to ask one of our professional and knowledgeable sales team members about our current sales and incentives.