The new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 series has been awarded a 5 star safety rating from ANCAP, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety, performing well across all areas of assessment.
The Toyota Land Cruiser received the second highest score to date for Vulnerable Road User protection under ANCAP’s 2020 – 2022 protocols, with a score of 81%. The Land Cruiser 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.
“The protection the Toyota Land Cruiser offers to vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, is impressive for a large SUV,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.
The Toyota Land Cruiser scored well in the assessment area of Adult Occupant Protection with a score of 89%, although the Land Cruiser did present a higher risk to occupants of an oncoming vehicle and the full penalty for vehicle compatibility was applied.
The Toyota Land Cruiser is fitted with dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting airbags, as well as driver and passenger knee airbags, as standard. While the Land Cruiser is not fitted with a centre airbag, prevention of excursion (movement towards the other side of the vehicle) in the far side impact tests was assessed as good, and full points were awarded
The Toyota Land Cruiser also scored full points for protection offered to child occupants in the MPDB and side impact tests, with a score of 88% in this assessment area. However, top tether anchorages are not available in the third row and installation of child restraints is not recommended in these seats.
In the assessment area of Safety Assist, the Toyota Land Cruiser performed well with a score of 77%. The Land Cruiser is fitted with an AEB – Car-to-Car system, which avoided or mitigated collisions in most test scenarios, and a lane support system (LSS).
“Larger, heavier vehicles always present higher risks for other road users and this is why ANCAP focusses on a vehicle’s ability to either avoid a crash, or reduce its impact, through our suite of Safety Assist tests. The safety specifications in the new generation Toyota Land Cruiser are a welcome update to its predecessor.”
The 5 star safety rating applies to all variants of the Toyota Land Cruiser, except the GR Sport, which was not assessed.