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.