Toyota honoured at the 2019 IIHS Safety Awards

By: Funk's Toyota   |   11 Mar 2019

There is no more important quality in a vehicle than its ability to keep you safe and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a safer ride than a Toyota. Here we will look at Toyota’s latest round of safety recognition, this from none other than industry experts the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Who is the IIHS?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a US-based non-profit organization founded in 1959 that specializes in highway safety research. Every year the IIHS tests the latest vehicles for their ‘crashworthiness’ and nominates top performing models as being either a Top Safety Pick or a Top Safety Pick +. Each designation is widely considered to be a safety benchmark in the auto industry.

Toyota’s Top Performers at the 2019 IIHS Awards

Once again, Toyota was well represented at this year’s IIHS awards, with the following vehicles recognized for their above-average levels of safety and protection.

2019 Toyota Corolla – Top Safety Pick

For the 3rd year in a row the Toyota Corolla has been recognized for its high safety standards in the ‘Small Car’ segment. This impressive vehicle received tops marks for Front Crash Prevention as well as for its Child Seat Anchors, while everything from its Roof Strength to its Head Restraints passed with flying colours.

2019 Toyota Camry – Top Safety Pick +

The Toyota Camry continued its remarkable run in the ‘Mid-size Car’ category this year, where it was named a Top Safety Pick + for the 6th year in a row by the IIHS. The new Camry was awarded the highest levels of safety recognition across the board, including for its Headlights, Child Seat Anchors, and Front Crash Prevention systems.

2019 Toyota Avalon – Top Safety Pick +

The Avalon continues to prove that it is far more than just a spacious and comfortable vehicle by being named a Top Safety Pick + in the ‘Large Cars’ segment this year. Its Headlights, Child Seat Anchors, and Front Crash Prevention systems were all highlighted, as was its ‘Crashworthiness’ protective systems. This is the 5th year in a row that the Toyota Avalon has been recognized by the IIHS.

2019 Toyota Highlander – Top Safety Pick

In the ‘Mid-size SUVs’ category it was the Toyota Highlander dominating the limelight yet again, making it an incredible 12 years running that the Highlander has been recognized at the IIHS awards. This timeless Toyota received particularly high praise for its Front Crash Prevention, Roof Strength, and Child Seat Anchors, continuing to show that the Highlander is as safe as it is spectacular.

If you are in the market for a quality vehicle that you can count on to keep you and your loved ones safe, head straight to Funk’s Toyota, as you won’t find a better selection of new and used vehicles anywhere else. We even offer a range of flexible financing to help get you into your dream ride sooner. Just give us a call, get in touch online, or drop by and test drive something amazing today here in Steinbach.

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