2014 Toyota Highlander: How Do You Interpret Crash Test Ratings?
October 29, 2014
As Kelly mentioned in her last post, the 2015 Toyota Highlander is already for sale. It also just received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. That's the same rating our long-term 2014 model received.
The 2015 Highlander received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test. How two 4s and one 5 average out to an overall top score of 5 I don't understand.
But I'm not looking to debate the math. I'm wondering how this affects sales, if at all.
Does it matter to you if a car gets a 4-star rather than a 5-star rating? Do you think people consider this when shopping for a car?
I'm not sure it's a deal breaker. Now, if it earned 2 stars I could see people turning away.
What do you think?
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor