Smart informed consumers force Consumer Reports to Tell the Truth !
Consumer Reports has dumped three of Toyota's best-known important models from its "recommended" list because of bad crash test scores.
The Camry, RAV4 and the Prius V all lost CR "recommended" status after scoring "poor" in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new tough narrow-offset front crash test. The "poor" score in the test equates with a strong likelihood of severe or life-threatening injury.
Word that the three Toyotas were off the much-watched CR list came the same day Toyota overall was being lauded by CR for its lineup's reliability. Ten of the highest-scoring models for predicted reliability were Toyotas, and the brand rated second overall.