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.”
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Top Safety Pick Plus is a new IIHS designation for 2013. Cars awarded with this new Top Safety Pick Plus designation achieve the best protection in crash, and meet the even tougher crash standards established by IIHS for 2013.
Anyone who has drive one knows that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the safest vehicles on the road today. It achieves a top score of “good” in IIHS moderate overlap front test results, side impact test results, and roof strength test results.
The Outlander Sport has a huge emphasis on safety. It has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick and carries a 4-star crash test rating. There are a number of great safety features built in to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that help it achieve this status.
First off, let’s talk about All Wheel Control. The All Wheel Control system engages an onboard computer that monitors your Outlander Sport’s throttle, vehicle speed and the road conditions. The Outlander Sport can then intelligently help you determine which drive train you should be using — two wheel drive or four wheel drive. You can easily override this with a switch that easy helps you change from two or four wheel drive yourself.
The Santa Fe Sport was redesigned in 2013, and one of the major upgrades to this model came on the inside. The new Santa Fe sport features a flowing, interior look that become the model for the ever-popular Hyundai product. The available leather seats are some of the most comfortable seats you’ll find. The burnt orange interior seats, seen in our first test drive, were gorgeous.
“The latest version of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is the essence of a midsize family CUV: well-crafted, tastefully appointed and affordable, despite a decidedly upscale look and feel,” said Tom Murphy, executive editor, WardsAuto. “Hyundai is consistently delivering excellent interiors that reinforce the brand’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language.”
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Kelley Blue Book says in its annual 5-Year Cost to Own Award that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander has a five year cost own total of $39,699. The lowest cost to own among all Mid-Sized SUV or Crossovers in its class. Among all vehicles on the road today, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander finishes 10th overall.
Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award accounts for nearly all expenses of car ownership, including depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models. The awards exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the brands and models with the lower projected five-year total.
Hyundai is introducing the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport very soon, and this completely new model is bound to turn a lot of heads when does arrive on the showroom floor.
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be a five-passenger Crossover that is replacing the Hyundai Veracruz. It will of course feature the Fluidic Sculptured Design that has put Hyundai at the top of the charts the past few years.