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Most Small Cars Aren't Economical for Crash Repairs Ford Foc

Most Small Cars Aren't Economical for Crash Repairs Ford Focus Performs the Best; Rabbit and Prius are the Worst in Low-Speed Bumper Tests Low-speed collisions happen every day in commuter traffic and parking lots. These "fender benders" end up costing car owners a lot of money and aggravation because the bumpers on many cars aren't designed to handle what should be a no-damage event. In a series of crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently assessed how well the bumpers of 20 small car models would protect the vehicles from damage in low-speed collisions. The worst performers are the Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Prius, and Volkswagen Rabbit - each sustaining about $4,000 damage or more in a single test. The Ford Focus performed the best, with about one-third that amount of damage in its worst test.


 


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Car Bumper Crashes Are Costly Watch Hummer and other SUVs Cr
Car Bumper Crashes Are Costly Watch Hummer and other SUVs Crash IIHS: Federal Bumper Standards Should Apply to Light Trucks Cars, SUVs and pickups share the road, but they don't share the same standard for bumpers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has petitioned the federal government to regulate the bumpers on light trucks (SUVs, pickups, and vans) just as it regulates those on cars. The same bumper rules should apply to all kinds of passenger vehicles. To meet federal rules, car bumpers must be 16 to 20 inches off the ground and limit the amount of damage that can be sustained in a low-speed crash. The idea is to ensure that the bumpers on colliding cars engage, absorbing most of the energy of the impact and keeping damage away from expensive-to-repair parts - like fenders, grilles, headlights, and taillights. Car bumper rules don't apply to light trucks. In fact, it's still legal to sell these vehicles without any bumpers at all. Federal regulators' longstanding thinking is that requiring light trucks to have bumpers would compromise off-road navigation and make it hard to use these vehicles at loading ramps. The Institute counters that putting damage-resistant bumpers on light trucks needn't compromise utility. New SUV-to-car crash test results: A series of low-speed crash tests shows why. The Institute details the results in its petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tests involved 4 midsize SUVs striking the back of a typical midsize car at 10 miles per hour. One of the SUVs - a Ford Explorer - does a better job than 3 others (Hummer H3, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Mitsubishi Endeavor) of resisting damage in low-speed crashes and minimizing damage to the vehicles with which it collides. The front bumpers on the H3, Grand Cherokee, and Endeavor are so high that they overrode the rear bumpers of the stationary Hyundai Sonatas in the Institute tests. Damage to the Sonatas ranged from $3,891 to $4,737. Even the SUVs sustained more than $1,000 damage each. In contrast, the Explorer sustained less than $1,000 damage in the same front-into-rear test, and it inflicted only about one-third as much damage on the Sonata as the worst performer among the 4 SUVs, the H3.





New Crash Tests of Small Cars 2009 Chevrolet HHR
New Crash Tests of Small Cars 2009 They Earn Good Ratings in Frontal Tests, But Many Models Need Better Side and Rear Crash Protection Most new small cars now earn good ratings in frontal crash tests, but not when it comes to side and rear crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently completed front, side, and rear tests of seven 2009 model small cars: Chevrolet HHR, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Saturn Astra, Suzuki SX4, and Toyota Matrix and its twin Pontiac Vibe. All earn the highest rating of good for occupant protection in frontal crashes. Only the Matrix and SX4 also earn good ratings for protection in side crashes. Among seat/head restraints evaluated, only those in the Focus earn a good rating for protection in rear impacts. The Institute also tested the Mini Cooper, a minicar that earns good ratings for front and rear crashworthiness - but not for side protection.





FORD Focus Car Crash Testing Most Small Cars Aren't Economical for Crash Repairs Ford Focus
Most Small Cars Aren't Economical for Crash Repairs Ford Focus Performs the Best; Rabbit and Prius are the Worst in Low-Speed Bumper Tests Low-speed collisions happen every day in commuter traffic and parking lots. These "fender benders" end up costing car owners a lot of money and aggravation because the bumpers on many cars aren't designed to handle what should be a no-damage event. In a series of crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently assessed how well the bumpers of 20 small car models would protect the vehicles from damage in low-speed collisions. The worst performers are the Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Prius, and Volkswagen Rabbit - each sustaining about $4,000 damage or more in a single test. The Ford Focus performed the best, with about one-third that amount of damage in its worst test.





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.





Crash Test: 2005 Chrysler 300
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Crash Test: 2005 Chrysler 300





Crash Test 2007 Audi A4 (Full Bumper Test)
Full Bumper Test





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.





Crash Test: Ford Explorer vs. Ford Focus
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. The folks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test a 2000 Ford Focus by T-boning it with a 1996 Ford Explorer at 31 miles per hour.





Insane Volvo brake test epic fail
Volvo c60 automatic braking test fails miserably. Epic brake and press pr fail!





Crash Test Renault
Um video propaganda da renault, que ganhou 5 estrelas no Euro NCAP Crashtest, um crashtest famoso. Muito maneiro ver aqueles carros feiosos sendo desfigurados, eu realmente acho que a renault não acerta nos carros que ela faz. Tem carro batendo de frente, arrastando um na lateral do outro, todos sendo destruídos. Tem até uma hora que dois carros em rota de colisão saltam sobre outros dois e colidem no ar. As câmeras de alta resolução e velocidade com a música clássica ao fundo dão a sensação de suavidade e tranquilidade, um verdadeiro balé automobilístico. Gostei.





Crash Test Betwen old and new cars.mpg
Renault Espace





Car Bumper Crashes Are Costly Watch Hummer and other SUVs Cr
Car Bumper Crashes Are Costly Watch Hummer and other SUVs Crash IIHS: Federal Bumper Standards Should Apply to Light Trucks Cars, SUVs and pickups share the road, but they don't share the same standard for bumpers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has petitioned the federal government to regulate the bumpers on light trucks (SUVs, pickups, and vans) just as it regulates those on cars. The same bumper rules should apply to all kinds of passenger vehicles. To meet federal rules, car bumpers must be 16 to 20 inches off the ground and limit the amount of damage that can be sustained in a low-speed crash. The idea is to ensure that the bumpers on colliding cars engage, absorbing most of the energy of the impact and keeping damage away from expensive-to-repair parts - like fenders, grilles, headlights, and taillights. Car bumper rules don't apply to light trucks. In fact, it's still legal to sell these vehicles without any bumpers at all. Federal regulators' longstanding thinking is that requiring light trucks to have bumpers would compromise off-road navigation and make it hard to use these vehicles at loading ramps. The Institute counters that putting damage-resistant bumpers on light trucks needn't compromise utility. New SUV-to-car crash test results: A series of low-speed crash tests shows why. The Institute details the results in its petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tests involved 4 midsize SUVs striking the back of a typical midsize car at 10 miles per hour. One of the SUVs - a Ford Explorer - does a better job than 3 others (Hummer H3, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Mitsubishi Endeavor) of resisting damage in low-speed crashes and minimizing damage to the vehicles with which it collides. The front bumpers on the H3, Grand Cherokee, and Endeavor are so high that they overrode the rear bumpers of the stationary Hyundai Sonatas in the Institute tests. Damage to the Sonatas ranged from $3,891 to $4,737. Even the SUVs sustained more than $1,000 damage each. In contrast, the Explorer sustained less than $1,000 damage in the same front-into-rear test, and it inflicted only about one-third as much damage on the Sonata as the worst performer among the 4 SUVs, the H3.





Crash Test New Mercedes SLS AMG 2010
Crash Test New Mercedes SLS AMG 2010





New Crash Tests of Small Cars 2009 Saturn Astra
New Crash Tests of Small Cars 2009 They Earn Good Ratings in Frontal Tests, But Many Models Need Better Side and Rear Crash Protection Most new small cars now earn good ratings in frontal crash tests, but not when it comes to side and rear crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently completed front, side, and rear tests of seven 2009 model small cars: Chevrolet HHR, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Saturn Astra, Suzuki SX4, and Toyota Matrix and its twin Pontiac Vibe. All earn the highest rating of good for occupant protection in frontal crashes. Only the Matrix and SX4 also earn good ratings for protection in side crashes. Among seat/head restraints evaluated, only those in the Focus earn a good rating for protection in rear impacts. The Institute also tested the Mini Cooper, a minicar that earns good ratings for front and rear crashworthiness - but not for side protection.





Bumper Crash Test: '07 Volkswagen Passat
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Bumper Performance in Low-Speed Crash Tests: 2007 Volkswagen Passat.




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