Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Toyota Rush Beats Mitsubishi Xpander in Safety Rating


It’s not even out in the market yet and the Toyota Rush scored one decisive victory over its newest rival, the Mitsubishi Xpander. The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (ASEAN NCAP) just awarded Toyota’s newest sub-compact SUV with a 5-star safety rating.

Under the ASEAN NCAP’s new 2017-2020 rating system, the Toyota Rush obtained a cumulative score of 84.03 points, enough for a 5-star rating. Based on the overall score, the Rush obtained 43.25 points in Adult Occupancy Protection 21.33 points for Child Occupancy Protection, and 19.44 points for Safety Assist Technology. The latter was deemed key for the Rush’s high rating because it comes standard with 6 airbags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control.

In comparison, the Mitsubishi Xpander scored 71.66 points, enough for a 4-star safety rating. Meanwhile, the Honda BR-V scored a 5-star rating, although it must be said that this was under the ASEAN NCAP’s old point system. The BR-V has yet to be tested under the new 2017-2020 rating standard.

7 comments:

  1. I don't like this car but I commend Toyota for stepping up for safety.

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  2. For a 5 seater this is a good alternative to sedans. It's high ground clearance means better flood wading. But as 7 seater, come on, unless you want to look and feel like sardines inside. It's narrow body can barely provide the space on width for 3 at the back. For that reason, I would recommend the Vitara which is wider, over this one.

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    1. Vitara is just 3 inches wider. If your main concern is space and don't want a narrow vehicle just get the base model Innova which is 2 inches wider than Vitara.

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  3. I like Carguide ph is better than TGP it's less bias to Mitsubishi

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    1. Yeah lol TGP posts Xpander non-stop. Carguide is one of only two local sites I found to be objective in their reviews.

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    2. Huh.di mo ba pansin na halus dalawang linggo na puro TOYOTA lang post ng TGP..nakadepende kasi yan kung anong bago syempre yun at yun uulitin nilang e feature

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  4. I saw one on the road, it looks like a baby innova but not small to look at like the BRV and Avanza, not narrow for the eyes either. The ground clearance is also quite decent.

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