Mid-sized pickups aren’t that safe. At least it ...
Mid-sized pickups aren’t that safe. At least it seems like that after IIHS revealed their test results showing some major safety drawbacks of the Chevrolet Colorado, the GMC Canyon, the Nissan Frontier, and the Toyota Tacoma.
What is interesting none of the cars actually earned the Top Safety Pick, nor the Top Safety Pick Plus award? Is that something to be worried about?
Well, not really, as the IHSS safety standards are higher than ever. Thus, these trucks are safe enough.
As it turns out, these results come with the lack of automatic emergency braking or poor headlights, and a few vehicles even earned a Good result in the often challenging small-overlap front crash test.
Nissan is basically the only one to think twice about their Frontier. The car was designed back in 2005 and it certainly cannot be as safe as the latest models. The crash test revealed the cars received a Marginal score for the King Cab and Crew Cab variants. That is only one level above Poor. However, we can expect the new Frontier on the streets real soon.
Nevertheless, in order to achieve better results, manufacturers will have to improve passive and active safety equipment on these mid-sized SUVs.
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