Toyota Landcruiser 300 Scores 5 Stars In ANCAP Assessment

ANCAP has awarded the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 series a five-star safety rating after performing well across all areas of assessment. The rating applies to all LandCruiser variants except the GR Sport, which was not assessed.

The LandCruiser recorded a score of 81 per cent in the vulnerable road user protection assessment, the second highest score under ANCAP’s 2020-2022 protocols. According to ANCAP, the LandCruiser can avoid collisions with pedestrians when turning across their path and performed well in all forward pedestrian autonomous emergency braking tests, with collisions avoided or mitigated across all scenarios.

“The protection the Toyota LandCruiser offers to vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, is impressive for a large SUV,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer Carla Hoorweg.

ANCAP said the LandCruiser scored well in the adult occupant protection assessment with a score of 89 per cent, although the model presented a higher risk to occupants of an oncoming vehicle, so the full penalty for vehicle compatibility was applied.

According to the rating agency, the LandCruiser is fitted with dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags, as well as driver and passenger knee airbags, as standard. While the model is not fitted with a centre airbag, prevention of excursion (movement towards the other side of the vehicle) in the far side impact tests was assessed as good, and full points were awarded.

The LandCruiser also scored full points for protection offered to child occupants in the mobile progressive deformable barrier and side impact tests, with a score of 88 per cent in this assessment area. However, ANCAP said top tether anchorages are not available in the third row and installation of child restraints is not recommended in these seats.

Regarding the safety assist assessment, the LandCruiser performed well with a score of 77 per cent. The model is fitted with an AEB car-to-car system, which ANCAP said avoided or mitigated collisions in most test scenarios, along with a lane support system.

“Larger, heavier vehicles always present higher risks for other road users and this is why ANCAP focuses on a vehicle’s ability to either avoid a crash or reduce its impact through our suite of safety assist tests,” said Hoorweg.

“The safety specifications in the new generation Toyota LandCruiser are a welcome update to its predecessor.

“The five-star ANCAP safety rating awarded to the Toyota LandCruiser will be good news for fleet buyers, rural users, and families across Australia and New Zealand.”