Toyota Avalon Awarded Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA
Since its Chicago debut last week, the 2016 Avalon has been the talk of the automotive industry. The heavily refreshed model continues Toyota’s aim to make style a higher priority in its models, while still offering its customers the reliability and affordability they have come to expect. But before the 2016 Avalon hits dealerships, it’s time for the 2015 Avalon to have its time in the spotlight, with a newly announced five-star safety rating from the federal government.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests hundreds of models each year, putting them through stringent crash testing and evaluating them on their performance. The 2015 Avalon earned five out of five stars for its performance in the side crash test, and four stars each for its performance in the rollover and frontal crash tests, giving it a five-star overall rating.
Standard safety features on the 2015 Avalon include 10 airbags, a rearview camera, and LATCH anchors and tethers for child seat installation. The NHTSA recommends that drivers opt for the Avalon’s forward collision warning to make it extra safe.
Given the 2015 Avalon’s performance, we can expect the 2016 version to perform just as admirably when it reaches dealerships later this year.