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Saw this article this morning on the 2014 Rav:

Toyota releases details of 2014 RAV 4 | Torque News
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Would have been nice if they had actually told us what changed instead of only focusing on what didn't change
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Saw this article this morning on the 2014 Rav:

Toyota releases details of 2014 RAV 4 | Torque News
What details? Where's the specs?

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I still love how they call it a "crash test failure" when it's a new test by a non-governmental body which is doing the test for their own purposes. IIHS is a lobby group period. They have done some good work, but overall, they appear to really like the spotlight, and seem to enjoy showing footage of vehicles which don't pass their tests. Keep in mind, their top rating in their crash tests is merely "good." You could crash a Yaris into a brick wall at 130 MPH, get out and not have a scratch on you, and they would only call it "good." Crash performance is vitally important, but remember what their interest is. They want cars which will keep occupants safe, but those cars tend to self-destruct and not be repairable after a crash, so it's written off. Then guess what - due to the cost of writing off the vehicle, the rates go up because of the claim amount. If it falls apart and passengers get injured, the rates go up because of the medical claims.

Sorry to rant, but the article had that section in bold type and mentioned it several times as a knock against the 2014 Rav4. Always have to remember the source....

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I still love how they call it a "crash test failure" when it's a new test by a non-governmental body which is doing the test for their own purposes. IIHS is a lobby group period. They have done some good work, but overall, they appear to really like the spotlight, and seem to enjoy showing footage of vehicles which don't pass their tests. Keep in mind, their top rating in their crash tests is merely "good." You could crash a Yaris into a brick wall at 130 MPH, get out and not have a scratch on you, and they would only call it "good." Crash performance is vitally important, but remember what their interest is. They want cars which will keep occupants safe, but those cars tend to self-destruct and not be repairable after a crash, so it's written off. Then guess what - due to the cost of writing off the vehicle, the rates go up because of the claim amount. If it falls apart and passengers get injured, the rates go up because of the medical claims.

Sorry to rant, but the article had that section in bold type and mentioned it several times as a knock against the 2014 Rav4. Always have to remember the source....
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What details? Where's the specs?
According to the article the specs are to be the same as for the 2013 model - no changes, not even to allow the 2014 to be referred to as a top safety pick. Basically that historically has been Toyota's approach with no or very few changes within a specific generation from year to year.

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Looks like there are a few minor changes

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/123-...ml#post1274530
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I still love how they call it a "crash test failure" when it's a new test by a non-governmental body which is doing the test for their own purposes. IIHS is a lobby group period. They have done some good work, but overall, they appear to really like the spotlight, and seem to enjoy showing footage of vehicles which don't pass their tests. Keep in mind, their top rating in their crash tests is merely "good." You could crash a Yaris into a brick wall at 130 MPH, get out and not have a scratch on you, and they would only call it "good." Crash performance is vitally important, but remember what their interest is. They want cars which will keep occupants safe, but those cars tend to self-destruct and not be repairable after a crash, so it's written off. Then guess what - due to the cost of writing off the vehicle, the rates go up because of the claim amount. If it falls apart and passengers get injured, the rates go up because of the medical claims.

Sorry to rant, but the article had that section in bold type and mentioned it several times as a knock against the 2014 Rav4. Always have to remember the source....
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

IIHS safety awards

To determine crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...ta/yaris-sedan
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