The 2004 Toyota RAV4 equipped with optional side airbags is the first vehicle to earn good ratings and "best pick" designations for both front and side impact crashworthiness tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) -- a "double best pick," reports Fleet Focus, the e-mail newsletter produced by the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). The Institute rates vehicles on how well they protect occupants in front and side crashes, assigning each vehicle a rating of good, acceptable, marginal, or poor. The better performers among the good vehicles in front and side tests are designated "best picks." Vehicles that earn "best pick" designations in both tests are "double best picks." Click on the following link to view the results: www.iihs.org/news_releases/2004/pr072504.htm/.

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