What happens when you put a Toyota GT 86 up against the Swedish safety experts “Moose Test”? You will have to watch the video to find out, but it probably isn’t what you might think it will be. While the image of the moose portrays it as some sort of comedy cartoon, it actually represents an important testing measure for vehicles and is part of an evasive maneuver test to see how well cars and trucks will do if they unexpectedly encounter a surprise, such as a big moose standing in the middle of their driving path.
While many of us have experienced some sort of surprise while driving, a deer jumping out into the road, smaller animals such as a squirrel or even the neighbor’s cat. Any other sort of items can certainly end up causing us to have to quickly swerve and that is what the test is geared at, judging the performance of cars under this situation. Sweden uses a moose and Germany also has its own version of the test as do other countries. There is some controversy behind these tests though and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is wrapped up in that right night. It failed the test in Sweden, but passed it in Germany. Also, how surprised is the driver going to be under a test driving experiment?
In the video, you will see how the European twin to the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ does. This Toyota GT86 seems to be driving along at the top of the speed limit on a winding curvy road, and as you can tell from the image, there is a moose standing in the way. While this is just a toy moose, being in that situation with a real moose could mean totaling your vehicle and the moose. See how the Toyota handles it: