2022 Toyota Tundra Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

2022 Toyota Tundra Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus The 2022 Toyota Tundra is the first and only truck of any size to receive the 2022 Top Safety Pick Plus award, the highest accolade given to a vehicle by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The rating applies only to the four-door crew cab model, since the extended cab version has not yet been fully evaluated. Completely redesigned for the 2022 model year, the Tundra scores significantly improved in multiple crash resistance tests and headlight ratings over the previous generation model.

2022 Toyota Tundra Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus


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To earn the title of Top Safety Pick Plus or Top Safety Pick, the vehicle must score well in six crash-ability ratings: driver-side small telescopic frontage, passenger-side small telescopic frontage, moderate telescopic front, original side, power Ceiling and head restraint tests. The latest-generation Tundra received an acceptable rating in the roof strength rating, a marginal rating in the driver-side small overlap test and a poor rating in the passenger-side small overlap test.

In addition to the shock resistance tests, the vehicle must also have a good or acceptable rating All One of its headlights is called Top Safety Pick Plus. The previous Tundra could only manage a marginal rating for its headlights. The lower rated Top Safety Pick designation requires that one set of available headlights be acceptable or good.


2022 Toyota Tundra Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

The final requirement for both the Top Safety Pick and the Top Safety Pick Plus is that the vehicle offers a frontal collision prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle crash-prevention tests and in vehicle-to-pedestrian daylighting. Although not part of the 2022 standards, the frontal collision prevention system in the 2022 Tundra also received a superior rating in the vehicle-to-pedestrian night collision prevention test.

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No other pickup of any size — IIHS divides pickups into two categories, “large” and “small” — has received a Top Safety Pick Plus designation, but three of them have been labeled the highest safety standards. Among the larger pickups, the award goes to the 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab and the 2022 Ford F-150 Crew Cab and Extended Cab, while the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is the only pickup winner.

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