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.
Bumper Crash Test: 1981 Ford Escort
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Bumper Performance in Low-Speed Crash Tests: 1981 Ford Escort.