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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.


 


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Volvo 50th Anniversary of Three-Point Seat Belt
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World Debut of Rinspeed sQuba, First Underwater "Flying" Car
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Roof Crash Test Results from IIHS
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from its new crash test program: vehicle roofs. Get the complete story at TheAutoChannel.com.





2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test
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. The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Find more crash tests on our web site: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/video-hub/cars/iihs-crash-tests/67619540 5001/?EXTKEY=I93YT01&CMP=OTC-YUTBE





Mini and microcar bumpers
IIHS news release • June 11, 2009 Mini and microcar bumpers allow pricey damage; none of the 7 tested rates good under new system ARLINGTON, VA — Urban drivers often pick mini and microcars because they're affordable, fuel efficient, and easy to park on city streets. Fender-benders are hazards of urban driving, and just one of them can add up to thousands of dollars in repair costs because the bumpers don't adequately protect vehicles from damage. None of the bumpers on 7 mini and microcars the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested earns the top rating of good, and just 1, the Smart Fortwo, is acceptable. Five out of the 7 earn poor ratings and 1 earns a marginal. Full text of news release: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr061109.html





Mercedes C-Class VS Chevrolet Malibu - CRASH TEST
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Low-speed vehicle crash tests
IIHS news release • May 20, 2010 ARLINGTON, VA - Low-speed vehicles and minitrucks shouldn't share busy public roads with regular traffic More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads, but crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show why the mix of low-speed vehicles (LSVs) or minitrucks and regular traffic is a deadly combination. LSVs are designed for tooling around residential neighborhoods, and minitrucks are for hauling cargo off-road. While these vehicles have a lot of appeal as a way to reduce emissions and cut fuel use, they don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr052010.html





17. Dateline 1995, 1996, 1997 SUV bumper test.flv
Dateline NBC: Consumer Alert: A Sporting Chance Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Chevrolet Blazer, Chevy Blazer, Opel Blazer, Oldsmobile Bravada, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, GMC Jimmy, Land Rover Discovery, Honda Crossroad, Land Rover Discovery Commercial, Isuzu Rodeo, Isuzu MU, Isuzu Wizard, Isuzu Mysterious Utility, Honda Jazz, Isuzu Amigo, Opel Frontera Sport, Vauxhall Frontera Sport, Holden Frontera Sport, Chevy Frontera, Chevrolet Frontera, Isuzu Cameo, Isuzu Vega, Isuzu Frontier, Chevrolet Rodeo, Chevy Rodeo, Honda Passport, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Hilux Surf, Toyota S Runner





SUVs and pickups pose less risk to people in crashes
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 http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr092811.html





Top-Heavy (Crash Test Rollovers Compilation)
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Bumper Crash Test: 2007 Hyundai Sonata
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Bumper Performance in Low-Speed Crash Tests: 2007 Hyundai Sonata.





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





Bumper Crash Test: '07 Volkswagen Passat
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Dodge Grand Caravan Vs. Honda Accord NHTSA Frontal Offset Impact
An IIHS-Style offset test performed at 101 Km/h Caravan Driver-Passenger HIC 687-600 Chest G's 47-37 Left Femur 4278-403 Right Femur 376-690 Accord Driver-Passenger HIC 494-153 Chest G's 39-39 Left Femur 849-446 Right Femur 372-837





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