I just picked up my loaded GSh yesterday and did some reading online about my new car.
I checked out the IIHS website and was pleased to find that the GS was the best pick for 2006 (frontal), Good for the side-impact test and Acceptable for the roof strength test. Reading the sub-text, I found that the score (for the roof strength test) did not apply to the GS Hybrid and that the Hybrid was a Marginal in that category.
I'm sure that the car will still do fine in the event of a roll-over, but was wondering why the Hybrid would fare worse than the standard GSes. Is it due to the extra weight of the battery? I didn't imagine the battery would be that
heavy- I found that acceleration cornering between the GS460 and my GSh was just about the same (although, to be fair, my h
has the Active Power Stabilizer Suspension System -APSSS- option and the 460 I tested did not).