Toyota Earns Four 2019 IIHS Awards
TORONTO, Ontario (December 19, 2018) - Four Toyota and Lexus vehicles have been named 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) award winners, with the 2019 Toyota Avalon and 2019 Lexus ES receiving the IIHS' highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+), when equipped with specific headlights.
According to IIHS, this marks the sixth consecutive year that the bar has been raised to earn the TSP+ award since its introduction in the 2013 model year. TSP+ recognizes vehicles that offer a superior level of safety. The TSP accolade launched in the 2006 model year to help consumers identify vehicles with the highest ratings. Over the years, IIHS has added to and strengthened the criteria for both awards to encourage manufacturers to speed up advanced safety features.
To qualify for a 2019 TSP+ award this year, a vehicle must earn 'good' ratings in both the driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, as well as in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must earn an 'advanced' or 'superior' rating for front crash prevention and have 'good' rated available headlights.
To earn a TSP award, a vehicle must earn 'good' ratings for five of the six crashworthiness tests and earn an 'acceptable' or higher rating in the newest passenger-side small overlap front crash test. It also must earn an 'advanced' or 'superior' rating for front crash prevention and have no less than an 'acceptable' rated available headlights.
Toyota and Lexus 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners (also applicable to Canadian models):
Toyota Avalon (with specific headlights, built after September 2018)
Lexus ES (with specific headlights)
Toyota and Lexus 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick winners (also applicable to Canadian models):