New crash tests for pickups: Nissan Titan in the lead, Toyota Tundra is an outsiderMarch 22, 2019
The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducted a series of tests in which 11 pickups were offered on the American market. A special feature was the frontal test with a reduced overlap zone, in which the blow fell on the passenger side.
The results turned out to be relatively predictable: the new models, as well as those that underwent a major modernization, proved themselves worthy. It is noteworthy that the only pickup truck that managed to get the Top Safety Pick rating was the Honda Ridgeline, which modestly showed itself in the frontal crash test, receiving an average rating of acceptable. Ridgeline achieved excellent results with excellent results in other trials.
As for the frontal impact on the non-deformable barrier by the passenger side with the overlap zone reduced by 25%, the Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan were the best. Almost as good is the Ram 1500, but only after July 2018. IIHS notes that the Titan and the F-150 are reference points that should be guided, but if we take the level of safety of pickups as a whole, comparing it with other classes of cars, then there is still much to be done.
Worse of all suffered a frontal impact Toyota Tundra. Among other things, there is a high risk of injuries to the passenger’s legs because of the floor that has shifted more than 30 cm into the cabin. Received negative evaluation poor. Tundra has such a low result, even the old Nissan Frontier, which represents the past generation of the Nissan Navara in the United States, which has long been discontinued in the world market, showed itself a little better.
The best, and, in fact, the only one that received a decent result in the quality of the headlights, was the Honda Ridgeline.
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