Bumper Crash Test: 2007 Nissan Maxima

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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





Crash Test of 2004 - 2008 Nissan Maxima (Frontal Offset) IIHS
Nissan Maxima 2004-08 models FRONTAL OFFSET TEST OVERALL EVALUATION: Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight. Good Acceptable Marginal Poor Test details: The Nissan Maxima was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the inflated side curtain airbag. The dummy continued to rebound into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury. Injury measures — Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity.





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.





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.




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