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Here's how well the Toyota Rush did in an ASEAN NCAP crash test

Here's how well the Toyota Rush did in an ASEAN NCAP crash test image

Marcus De Guzman / ASEAN NCAP | May 08, 2018 10:16

All-new Toyota Rush awarded with five star safety rating from ASEAN NCAP

Curious about how safe the all-new Toyota Rush is?

Based on a crash test, you can be assured that you're in a safe vehicle.

Recently, the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rigorously tested the Rush's safety systems and rigidity. The result of the tests meant that the new Toyota Rush was awarded with a five-star safety rating under the 2017 – 2020 rating system.

The Rush achieved an overall score of 84.03 / 100 as it received top marks in adult occupancy protection (AOP), child occupancy protection (COP), as well as in safety assist (SA). In both frontal and side impact tests, both the front passengers received good protection for their heads and knees.

However, there is a possibility for the driver to sustain minor injuries on their lower legs and chest during a frontal collision. As for child protection, the Rush received a near perfect score with the use of rear facing child seats.

The seven-seater also received top marks for its wide array of safety systems. These include anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), vehicle stability control (VSC) with traction control (TC), hill-start assist (HSA), emergency stop signal (ESS) and seatbelt reminders for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. In addition, the 2018 Rush also comes with six airbags as standard.

The Philippine-spec Toyota Rush comes with all of the mentioned safety systems and is equipped with six airbags (driver, passenger, front side and curtain shield).