New Toyota Landcruiser puts safety first
The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 series has been awarded a 5 star safety rating from ANCAP.
As the first vehicle to hold a 2022 date-stamp, it performed highly across all areas of assessment.
Scoring 81% for Vulnerable Road User protection, the LandCruiser is able to avoid collisions with pedestrians when turning across their path and showed good performance in all forward pedestrian autonomous emergency braking (AEB) tests, with collisions avoided or mitigated across all scenarios.
It also scored well in Adult Occupant protection with a score of 89%, although it did show a higher risk to occupants of an oncoming vehicle.
Fitted with dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting airbags, as well as driver and passenger knee airbags as standard, the LandCruiser scored full points in prevention of excursion in the far side impact tests.
Full points were also awarded for protection offered to child occupants in the MPDB and side impact tests, with a score of 88%. It is worth noting however that top tether anchorages are not available in the third row and installation of child restraints isn't recommended in these seats.
The Toyota LandCruiser performed well in the Safety Assist area, with a score of 77%. Fitted with an AEB – Car-to-Car system and a lane support system (LSS), it avoided or mitigated collisions in most test scenarios.
Larger, heavier vehicles like these can often present higher risks for other road users. With a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, the new Toyota LandCruiser is likely to appeal to many rural Tasmanians, as well as larger families.
The 5 star safety rating applies to all variants of the Toyota LandCruiser, except the GR Sport, which was not assessed.
Full details on the performance of the Toyota LandCruiser can be view via the ANCAP webpage.