2013 Toyota RAV4 Fails Safety Test: Now What?

The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 has received a rating of “poor’ in the IIHS small overlap test.

According to Automotive News, this test simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car. Small overlap test examines how well a vehicle handles 40-mph frontal collisions.

According to IIHS and Automotive News, the RAV4’s driver’s space was “seriously compromised by intruding structure, and the dummy’s left foot was trapped by crushed and buckled sheet metal in the footwell.”

The institute also said the seat belt allowed “excessive forward movement of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel.”

Watch the video: 2013 Toyota RAV4 fails small overlap crash test:

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Nissan Creating 900 American Jobs

2013 Nissan Rogue driving

The Nissan Rogue will now be built in America.

Nissan is adding 900 manufacturing jobs to the Smyrna, Tenn. Vehicle Assembly Plant, and the Nissan Rogue will now be built in America.

The announcement came at Nissan’s 30-year anniversary celebration in the United States.

The new Nissan Rogue will be produced in the United States for the first time.

“Our investment creates hundreds of new jobs and underscores Nissan’s longtime commitment to our employees and expanding operations around the country,” said Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Bill Krueger. “Our dedicated workforce in the United States continues to build high-quality vehicles, such as the Altima, Pathfinder and LEAF, which are driving growth with sales up a combined 70 percent in May.”

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Review: 2013 Nissan Rogue

 

 

2013 Nissan Rogue

The 2013 Nissan Rogue comes to the showroom building off the past successes of previous model years. If you love fuel economy and great features, the Nissan Rouge should be your top choice.

Nissan calls the Rogue “The crossover that’s the perfect fit.” It’s similar to previous model years, but when an SUV looks and runs like this, there’s no need to waste time changing.

Watch Waikem Nissan salesman Jarod Swinehart break down the 2013 Nissan Rogue:

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