Four Lexus Models Awarded Top Safety Pick + from IIHS

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  1. krew
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  2. corradoMR2
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    Surprising to see the overwhelming majority of top safety vehicles are Japanese, then German/Korean/Swedish, and distant last is American.

    Also a big surprise and really an incredible feat is the CT considering it's long-in-the-tooth 2011 bones. MY' 2017 will be even better!
     
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    I was thinking the same: The CT is the actual revelation of this tournament
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, I think the RC is the safest coupe ever tested by the IIHS.
     
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    To some extent, probably not surprising.....as it is also one of the newest coupes tested, and can take advantage of state-of-the-art technology.
     
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    Does this mean the RC F also get the award?
     
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    I don't see any significant reason why it wouldn't. Despite differences in the drivetrain and suspension/tires, it has the same basic things that matter most in a crash as the regular coupe does....unibody structure, crumple-zones, interior design, safety features/air-bags, window-fittings, belt-shoulder harnesses, etc.... With a larger engine in the F, the engine itself might (?) be pushed back a little more into the firewall in a head-on crash, but (probably) not enough to make a significant difference in the safety-ratings.
     
  8. corradoMR2
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    Here's where the added weight from the reinforced structure built atop the GS's front, ISC's core, and IS's rear is paying dividends. :)
     
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