Toyota Camry, Prius Downgraded On Crash List
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
NPR business news starts with a dent in Toyota's safety ratings.
The 2013 Camry from Toyota - one of its best-selling models - received a crash-test rating of poor today from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That's a nonprofit group backed by the insurance industry. This is a big change from last year. The 2012 model had received top marks from the group. But we should stay this time the organization implemented a more stringent frontal crash test. Toyota's 2013 Prius V also received a score of poor. Only two cars received the top rating of good, the Honda Accord and the Suzuki Kizashi.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.