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

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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:

2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test | Consumer Reports
This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years. Check out for additional reviews, tips, and recommendations. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Find more crash tests on our web site: Follow Us on Social: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Instagram: Vine: Periscope: Google+:

16. Dateline 1990-1991 Special Interest Bumper Crash Testing IIHS.flv
MotorWeek '91 FYI similar to Dateline Honda Accord, Honda Ascot Innova, Honda Inspire, Honda Vigor, Rover 600, Rover Six Hundred, Chevrolet Cavalier, Chevy Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire, Toyota Cavalier, Toyota Camry V20, Toyota Vista, Lexus ES 250, Holden Apollo, Saturn SL2, Saturn SL1, Saturn SW2, Saturn SW1, Saturn SC1, Saturn SC2, Mitsubishi Galant, Mitsu Galant VR 4, Mitsubishi Eterna, Mitsu Eterna, Dodge 2000 GTX, Eagle 2000 GTX, Mitsubishi ZX, Mitsubishi MF, Mitsubishi MS, Mitsubishi MX, Eagle Talon, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser, Mazda 626, Ford Telstar, Mazda Capella, Mazda GD platform, Mazda MX 6, Mazda Persona, Ford Probe, Oldsmobile Ciera, Olds Ciera, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Olds Cutlass, Buick Century, Chevy Celebrity, Chevrolet Celebrity, Pontiac 6000, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Liberty, Isuzu Aska CX, Hyundai Sonata Y2, Mitsubishi Galant Σ

SUVs and pickups pose less risk to people in crashes - IIHS news
IIHS news release • September 28, 2011 Effort to make SUVs, pickups less deadly to car occupants in crashes is paying off ARLINGTON, VA - Today's SUVs and pickups pose far less risk to people in cars and minivans than previous generations, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. Until recently, SUVs and pickups were more likely than cars or minivans of the same weight to be involved in crashes that killed occupants of other cars or minivans. That's no longer the case for SUVs, and for pickups the higher risk is much less pronounced than it had been. Full text of release at