Crash Test Results for Sedan Bumpers
Bumpers on 2009 models of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, and Nissan Maxima performed better than their 2007 predecessors in low-speed crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Bumpers on the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and 2010 Ford Fusion did worse than earlier models. Get the complete story at TheAutoChannel.com.
Huge cost of mismatched bumpers
IIHS news release • December 2, 2010 Huge cost of mismatched bumpers: When bumpers on cars and SUVs don't line up (and many of them don't), low-speed collisions produce more damage and higher repair costs ARLINGTON, VA — Bumpers are the first line of defense against costly damage in everyday low-speed crashes. Bumpers on cars are designed to match up with each other in collisions, but a long-standing gap in federal regulations exempts SUVs from the same rules. New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests demonstrate the results: SUV bumpers that don't line up with those on cars can lead to huge repair bills in what should be minor collisions in stop-and-go traffic. Full text of release at: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr120210.html
Review: 2007 Nissan Maxima
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. The 2007 Nissan Maxima is a 4-door, up to 5-passenger family sedan, or sports sedan, available in two trims, the SE and the SL. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 265-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway.
2016 Nissan Maxima Crash Test (Side Crash)
2016 Nissan Maxima NHTSA side crash test Overall safety rating: 5(!) stars New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Side Test: Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and rear passenger seats (driver's side), respectively, and are secured with seat belts. The side crash rating represents an intersection-type collision by having a 3,015 pound (1367kg) barrier moving at 38.5 mph (62km/h) into a standing vehicle. The moving barrier is covered with material that is crushable to replicate the front of a vehicle. One star is the lowest rating; five stars is the highest. More stars equal safer cars. Frontal crash rating: 5(!) stars (driver: 5(!), passenger: 5) Side crash rating: 5 stars (driver: 5, passenger: 5) Side pole crash rating: 5 stars Combined side barrier and pole rating: (front seat: 5, rear seat: 5) Rollover rating: 5 stars Risk of rollover: 13.5% (!) After the frontal impact barrier test, 20 oz. of fluid leaked from the fuel system during the static rollover test. A fuel leak can be a fire hazard. Thumbs up for the crash test dummies! New crash test videos every week. Favorite this video and subscribe to CrashNet1! Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/c/CrashNet1 FB: http://www.facebook.com/CrashNet1 G+: http://www.google.com/+CrashNet1 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CrashNet1 On the web: http://www.CrashNet1.com