Toyota Struggles in Insure.com Safety Test

The Toyota brand struggled greatly in a recent test of worst vehicles for preventing passenger injuries. This study was completed by insure.com. They analyzed insurance rates for Personal Injury protection and medical payment coverage that pays for injuries to your passengers in a crash. Insure.com used insurance rates of more than 750 vehicles for its study. Identifying the vehicles with highest and lowest cost for PIP and MedPay coverage, three Toyota models are among the worst vehicles for preventing passenger injury according to Insure.com.

The Toyota Yaris was voted the worst vehicle for protecting passengers from injury, in this Insure.com study. The Toyota Corolla was third, and the Camry was also in the Top Ten.

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Toyota Corolla Struggles in Frontal Crash Test

The 2014 Toyota Corolla  struggled in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Frontal Crash Test. The test simulates what happens if a car hits another car from drifting partially into the oncoming lane, or the effects of striking a stationary object like a pole or a tree.

While the Corolla performed poorly in this new test, the Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan Models were the only new cars to achieve the top score of “good” in the all-new test. IIHS has tested 13 small cars this year.

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Honda Accord Among Most Affordable Sedans

Cars.com says the Accord is one of the most affordable midsized sedans.

Cars.com says the Accord is one of the most affordable midsized sedans.

Cars.com says the Honda Accord is one of the most affordable midsized sedans. Testing 15 similar midsized vehicles, the Accord was in the top 3. It beats out many comparable models including the Toyota Camry XLE and Volkswagen Passat.

Cars.Com’s required all vehicles to have automatic transmission, cruise control, USB, Bluetooth, backup camera, power driver’s seat, and power windows. The Honda Accord Sport’s total cost to own was calculated a $33,980. That’s nearly $3,000 less than the study’s average of $36,291.

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