Toyota Scores Well in Crash Tests

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The insurance industry says the 2007 Toyota
Camry and 2006 RAV-4 small SUV have earned top marks in front
and side crash tests.

After reviewing six vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the Camry and RAV-4 top scores in protecting passengers in a crash.

The redesigned Camry has standard curtain-style side air bags to protect passengers' heads and side air bags to protect front seat motorists' midsections.

The 2006 Kia Optima and 2007 Dodge Caliber also earned top scores in frontal tests. But the Caliber had the second-to-lowest score of marginal in side tests.

The Optima was not tested on side protection.

Among other vehicles tested, the 2006 Lincoln Zephyr and 2005-06 models of the Hyundai tucson and Kia Sportage received the Institute's second-highest ranking of acceptable in front and side tests