• paul gs Posted: 7/26/2008 6:16am PDT

    The reason the Taco was tested with side airbags while the others weren't is because side airbags will be standard on the Taco for the 2009 model year.
    The IIHS site says:
    "When side airbags are optional, the Institute's policy is to test a vehicle without the option. An auto manufacturer may request a second test with the airbags if the automaker reimburses the Institute for the cost of the vehicle. Manufacturers of the Dakota, Frontier, and Colorado didn't request second tests (side airbags aren't offered in the Ranger, even as options). The Tacoma was tested only with its optional side airbags, an exception to normal policy because such airbags will be standard in 2009 Tacoma pickups being shipped to dealers this month."
    http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr072408.html

  • icuh8n Posted: 7/26/2008 12:53am PDT

    All of these trucks, except the Ranger, offer optional side airbags, but the Tacoma is the only one tested with them... Well it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out which one will do the best. Why not do a fair test? Sad thing is, people will eat this up, making Toyota look good and the rest like crap, doesnt seem too fair to me... (just to let you know, I like the Tacoma)

  • willy j Posted: 7/25/2008 11:56pm PDT

    `` What ""VISION" ??, do we as the consumer need now , about any thing from Detroit, while the place [detroit] is sinking??. The "IIHS"": well they are just so way out of line , no one need's to hear from them now!