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Saturday, 18 March 2006
Where do Toyota Tundra and Toyota Tacoma Fit in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?
Topic: Car News/Other Industries

Where do Toyota Tundra and Toyota Tacoma Fit in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?

The NHTSA releases its new crash test report cards and rollover ratings for 44 sedans, SUVs and pickups and vans. You may be wondering where your cherished vehicle fit. The 2006 models of the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Tucson, Mercedes Benz ML-Class, Nissan Murano and Subaru B9 Tribeca received 5 stars in frontal and side impact crash tests for the driver's and passenger's side. Wow, this is a huge question: Where does the Toyota SR5 series fit in?

On a scale of one to five, most vehicles received 4 or five stars on frontal and side crashes. There are other vehicles that received some good ratings in the 2006 model year. We find the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Honda Civic, Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Aveo, Hyundai Accent, Lexus ES330, Chevrolet HHR, Ford Expedition, Jeep Commander, Chevrolet Express, Chevrolet Upldander, Dodge Caravan, Kia Sedona and Chevrolet Colorado. For some reasons, Chevrolet has done a lot better. So now, you know what to get if you are on the market for a new car. In side-impact tests which were conducted at 38.5 mph, it has been reported that the Kia Sorento, Nissan Xterra, Toyota 4Runner and Toyota RAV4 got five stars in both seating positions. Receiving four stars are Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, Ford Expedition, Hyundai Tucson, Mercedes Benz-ML-Class, Nissan Murano, Subaru B9 Tribeca, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4, Chevrolet Colorado, and Nissan Frontier two-door.

The manual for Toyota Tundra and Tacoma warns drivers against the high likelihood of rollover. That's what a friend found out when his company's Toyota Tacoma truck flipped on him. He walked out without any scratch. But he got shaken up pretty well.

Now that you know which car is safer on the road, you may want to think about other features. How about considering GM's release of the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche? It is a on-of-a-kind vehicle which is considered the next-generation full-size truck. The 2007 model is based on GM's brand new, full-size SUV platform which has more power, better flex-fuel capability on some of the models, sharper, precise driving, great interior and world-class quietness. The Avalance model is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, with two-wheel and four-wheel drive.

Another truck that is a sure head-turner is the 2006 Lincoln Mark LT pickup truck. It is big, solid and upscale. The Mark LT has a bold exterior look which reflects its strength, luxury and finesse. The truck has a nameplate signature upright grille. For sure, it is going to be popular with those artists who dream about their grilles.

If your prom night is leaning towards environmental issues, she may be interested in a Lexus GS450h released by Toyota. This GS450h is powered by an electric motor and gasoline engine. It will be on sale soon according to Toyota Motor Corp. With Lexus, you have luxury, cutting-edge technology and reliability. Keep in mind that Toyota first deve3loped its hybrid system for the front-wheel dirve Toyota Prius compact car. It looks like a bubble on wheels. So the choices abound.


Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 10:34 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, 18 March 2006 10:53 AM EST
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