July 31, 2007

2008 Toyota Highlander receives “Good” rating in frontal offset crash test

2008 Toyota Highlander
2008 Toyota Highlander. Click image to enlarge

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Arlington, Virginia – The 2008 Toyota Highlander, which was recently redesigned, received an overall “Good” rating in a 40-mph frontal offset crash test conducted by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The test showed a low risk of injury to the crash-test dummy’s neck, chest, and both legs, however, the dummy’s head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible.

2008 Toyota Highlanders feature head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags; a rollover sensor designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover; electronic stability control; and antilock brakes.

More information can be found at the IIHS web site, HwySafety.org.

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