Tundra Four-Star Safety Rating Not a Good Thing
Most readers might see a vehicle score a four-star safety rating and think it’s a good thing — it is the second-highest rating you can get. That’s not the case this morning, as word of the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup’s NHTSA crash tests come rolling in. Both the regular and crew cab Tundra earned four-star crash-test scores for frontal impacts.
Every other full-size pickup, including the new Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram, earned five-stars in the same tests. The Nissan Titan received five stars for driver safety but four for passenger safety.
This is not good news for Toyota, especially with so much talk about NHTSA handing out five-star grades too liberally. The organization is actually in the process of overhauling its procedures to make tests more stringent. The question is, will the seemingly still-satisfactory safety scores deter truck buyers from considering the Tundra?
Source: NHTSA via Autoblog