what about safety?

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by dsmith, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. dsmith

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    i have a lexus lx 470 2004 wonderful suv but the only crash tests that have been performed were in Australia and it wasnt good, it was on a 2004 landcruiser.
     
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    I can't image any crash test looks good, but did it perform worse or get worse ratings than other like vehicles? Got a link or any info on this? I'm genuinely curious.
     
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    4 stars = "not good"? That's pretty good to me.

    I can't say I'm really surprised at what got the 5 stars. It's great the Forester got 5 stars but it's not too hard for a car to get 5 stars. There are plenty of station wagons and minivans with 5 stars out there. The only vehicle in that comparo that was in the same league as the cruiser was the patrol, at 3 stars.
     
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    In my humble opinion, the real world and the lab world are two different places. I'll take the LC in a wreck anytime. What would add value, is to have someone in the insurance field pull some LC data that could be viewed with more across the board results.
     
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    The fact that the LC scores so much better than the LX470 makes me question the value of those stats. Probably more a reflection of the buyer demographics (driver quality) than actual truck performance (vehicle quality).

    A heavier vehicle like the LC, Suburban or even a full sized van is going to perform better in the real world than a smaller one with the same safety "star rating". In collisions between vehicles comparative weight really matters. In the tests weight has been eliminated as a factor.

    I bet if you are driving a LC with atrac, abs ect.. and side-curtain airbags you are in one of the safest vehicles in the world.
     
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    Yup, plus the replacement cost of parts is more of a premium with the LX and I believe that carries significant weight in the insurance studies too.
     
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    I wonder if those ARB side bars would help at all in the collapsing driver's footwell test. It's just one more piece of metal that can absorb impact. Ditto w/ sliders for the side pole impact test.
     
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