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Tuesday, 01 June 2010 14:58

Three Toyota models earn IIHS Top Safety Pick awards

The 2011 Toyota Avalon and Sienna and 2010 Lexus RX have all earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick awards for 2010. This accolade recognizes vehicles that receive the highest score of Good for front-, side-, rollover-, and rear-crash protection and are equipped with electronic stability control. All of these models have standard stability control and standard side and head-curtain air bags.

The redesigned Sienna is the first minivan to earn the award since rollover protection was added to the criteria in 2010. The RX is the first Lexus to win the award, and the Avalon was a past winner in 2009.

The Toyota Avalon, Sienna, and Lexus RX join the Toyota Corolla and Scion xB to bring the number up to five Toyota company vehicles so far that earn the IIHS top score for crash protection.

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