How does a 2018 Toyota Rav4 compare to its competition in Safety Near Washington, NC?


 
  • Pecheles Automotive Journal
  • Jul 10th 2018 - 12 days ago
  • Washington, NC
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Compared To Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2018



The Rav4’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Santa Fe Sport doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Rav4 and the Santa Fe Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport:

 

Rav4

Santa Fe Sport

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.3 inches

.4 inches

Neck Injury Risk

37.3%

42%

Neck Compression

49 lbs.

87 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport:

 

Rav4

Santa Fe Sport

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.6 inches

.7 inches

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

54 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

400 lbs.

686 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

50 G’s

Hip Force

724 lbs.

855 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Nissan Juke 2017



The Rav4 has standard Pre-Collision System, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Juke doesn\'t offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Rav4’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Juke doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Rav4 (except LE)’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Juke doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Rav4 (except LE)’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Juke doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Rav4’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Juke doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Rav4 and the Juke have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive and around view monitors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the Nissan Juke:

 

Rav4

Juke

OVERALL STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Neck Compression

25 lbs.

64 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

502/540 lbs.

850/1103 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

Chest Compression

.3 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

37.3%

73%

Neck Stress

236 lbs.

243 lbs.

Neck Compression

49 lbs.

189 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

396/219 lbs.

554/739 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the Juke:

 

Rav4

Juke

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Restraints

GOOD

MARGINAL

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

1 cm

10 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

22 cm

24 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

1.6/1.1 kN

4.9/2.3 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

3%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Tibia index R/L

.4/.41

1.64/.57

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the Nissan Juke:

 

Rav4

Juke

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Movement

.6 inches

1.3 inches

Abdominal Force

163 G’s

218 G’s

Hip Force

381 lbs.

567 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

54 G’s

76 G’s

Hip Force

400 lbs.

958 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

15 inches

16 inches

Hip Force

724 lbs.

790 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rav4 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Juke was not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2018.

The Toyota Rav4 has a better fatality history. The Rav4 was involved in fatal accidents at a rate 5.5% lower per vehicle registered than the Juke, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.




Compared To Subaru Outback 2018



The Rav4 (except LE/XLE/Adventure) offers an optional Bird’s Eye View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Outback only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The Rav4’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Outback doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Rav4 and the Outback have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the Subaru Outback:

 

Rav4

Outback

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

163 G’s

192 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

189

223

Hip Force

400 lbs.

527 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

15 inches

17 inches

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

40 G’s

Hip Force

724 lbs.

736 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 2017



The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Pre-Collision System optional in the Rav4 as “Superior.” The Golf Alltrack scores only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The Rav4 (except LE/XLE/Adventure) offers an optional Bird’s Eye View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Golf Alltrack only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The Rav4’s blind spot mirrors use wide-angle convex mirrors mounted in the corner of each side view mirror to reveal objects that may be in the driver’s blind spots. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

The Rav4’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Rav4 and the Golf Alltrack have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rav4 its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 60 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Golf Alltrack is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.




Compared To Jeep Renegade 2018



The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Pre-Collision System optional in the Rav4 as “Superior.” The Renegade scores only 4 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The Rav4 (except LE/XLE/Adventure) offers an optional Bird’s Eye View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Renegade only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

The Rav4’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Renegade doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Rav4 and the Renegade have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the Jeep Renegade:

 

Rav4

Renegade

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.3 inches

.7 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the Jeep Renegade:

 

Rav4

Renegade

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.6 inches

.8 inches

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

189

322

Spine Acceleration

54 G’s

74 G’s

Hip Force

400 lbs.

1087 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

41 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rav4 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Renegade has not been fully tested, yet.




Compared To Ford EcoSport 2018



The Rav4 has standard Whiplash-Injury-Lessening Seats (WIL), which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the WIL system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The EcoSport doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Rav4 has standard Pre-Collision System, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The EcoSport doesn\'t offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Rav4’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The EcoSport doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Rav4 (except LE/XLE/Adventure) offers an optional Bird’s Eye View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The EcoSport only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

The Rav4’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The EcoSport doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Rav4 and the EcoSport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rav4 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The EcoSport has not been tested, yet.




Compared To Fiat 500L 2018



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Toyota Rav4 are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Fiat 500L doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Rav4 has standard Pre-Collision System, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The 500L doesn\'t offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Rav4 offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The 500L doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Rav4’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The 500L doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Rav4 (except LE/XLE/Adventure) offers an optional Bird’s Eye View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The 500L only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

To help make backing safer, the Rav4 (except LE)’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The 500L doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Rav4’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The 500L doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Rav4 and the 500L have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available blind spot warning systems.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Toyota Rav4 is safer than the 500L:

 

Rav4

500L

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Restraints

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

163

228

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

1 cm

14 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

22 cm

22 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Femur Force R/L

1.6/1.1 kN

10.1/3.9 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

63%/1%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Tibia index R/L

.4/.41

.88/.82

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rav4 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The 500L was not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2018.




Compared To BMW X1 2018



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Toyota Rav4 are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW X1 doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Rav4 has standard Whiplash-Injury-Lessening Seats (WIL), which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the WIL system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The X1 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Pre-Collision System optional in the Rav4 as “Superior.” The X1 scores at most only 4 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The Rav4 (except LE/XLE/Adventure) offers an optional Bird’s Eye View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The X1 only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The Rav4 (except LE)’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The X1 doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Rav4 (except LE)’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The X1 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Rav4 and the X1 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available all wheel drive.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rav4 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The X1 was a “Top Pick” for 2017, but no longer qualifies under the tighter 2018 guidelines.