I've paid no attention to how Toyota has done in those tests since we have no particular interest in most-anything Toyota - we did early on look at the V when were were car shopping last year but dismissed it for a number of reasons - so I can't comment on their showing in that particular test... I would be suspect in general though that the IIHS has done anything to either favor or disfavor any particular vehicle or make
cwerdna wrote:The other thing they'd been intentionally doing to seemingly put Toyota in bad a light is what I already said re: small offset crash tests.
A few years ago, I would've totally agreed with you.
I can't believe I totally forgot about http://priuschat.com/threads/prius-v-ra ... st.119761/
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. This is the first example of moving the goal posts. Also, look at the headline. Other press outlets also had similar things to say. As I said, all major automakers (who sell in the US, Europe and Japan) optimize for known existing crash tests (e.g. NHTSA, Euro NCAP, IIHS offset (not small offset)). Despite all this, notice http://priuschat.com/threads/prius-v-ra ... st-1705193
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Then came the '13 Rav4: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news ... /index.htm
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Also Google for rav4 iihs small offset
. Now, we have the latest allegations about auto-braking on the Prius v wagon...
See a pattern? All of this came out of nowhere starting late 2012, it seems. Hmmm...