Source: Insurance Institute of Highway Safety
The Scion xB and Toyota Corolla bring to seven the number of small cars consumers have to choose from that earn the Institute's highest safety designation. To qualify for Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of good in the Institute's front, side, rollover, and rear impact tests and be equipped with electronic stability control.
The xB and Corolla are the first Toyota models to earn Top Safety Pick since the Institute tightened the criteria to win by adding the new rollover test for 2010.
To earn a good rollover rating, a roof has to support the equivalent of 4 times the vehicle's weight compared with the current federal standard of 1.5. In the Institute's test, the xB's roof withstood a force equal to 6.8 times the car's weight. The Corolla's roof supported 5.1 times the car's weight.
Read more about the Institute's rollover test here: http://www.iihs.org/ratings/roof/information.html
The xB and Corolla also earned the 2009 Top Safety Pick award.
"Top Safety Pick recognizes the vehicles that afford
buyers the best overall protection in common crashes," says Institute president
Adrian Lund. "With more top performers, there's no reason to buy a small car
with less than stellar crash test ratings."
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|Driver name:||Kyle Chandler|
|Birthplace:||Dover, New Hampshire|
|Date of birth:||July 30, 1980|
|Years competing:||2 years|
|Children:||None - 2 dogs|
|Kyle began at the age of 11 racing go carts. He then moved onto stock cars, then mud trucks and mud skippers, "ride trucks" that he would ride around in at shows and lastly he moved onto the race trucks. At the beginning of his career he started out driving for someone else, before purchasing a truck of his own. At the age of 20, he started driving his first truck. Prior to that he was an automotive technician, but once he got his own truck, he became a full time driver and works only part time as an auto technician. His goal for the upcoming season is to make it to the World Finals, while keeping his truck in one piece. So far in his career, Kyle's favorite career highlight was his 1st show in Pennsylvania for USHRA, not too long ago. He also enjoys racing against the American Guardian and Bad News because they have the most fun off the track helping each other out, and he says they are good competition. On the road, his favorite stop is at the Tampa Stadium because there is a lot of room and a huge crowd. He differs from all the other drivers because he has a style that makes his parents and wife nervous. The advice he has to give to others is stay in school, get an education and if that's what you want to do?follow your dreams.|
|Favorite food:||Steak and cheese sandwiches|
|Type of music you listen to:||Country|
|Hobbies:||Racing and Dog Training|
|Favorite movie:||Days of Thunder|
|Favorite TV show:||Dukes of Hazzard|