Crash Test: 2008 Smart Car ForTwo
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In recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2008 Smart
Fortwo, the smallest car for sale in the US market, earned the top rating
of good for front and side crash protection. Its seat/head restraints
earned the second highest rating of acceptable for protection against
whiplash in rear impacts. Smart Fortwo is classified a microcar, meaning
it's smaller even than minicars. Weighing about 1,800 pounds, the Smart is
more than 3 feet shorter and almost 700 pounds lighter than a Mini Cooper.
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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
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2012 Hyundai Accent
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Crash Test 2004 - 2009 Volvo S40 (Frontal Offset) IIHS
2004-09 models mfg. after Feb. 2004
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Volvo S40 was redesigned during the 2004 model year (the new design
entered production in January 2004 and the earlier design, which is
classified as a small car, remained in production into February 2004).
Note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the
certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver
door. To assure that the S40 is the new design, look for vehicles
manufactured in March 2004 or later.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the
crashworthiness of the redesigned 2004 S40 in a 40 mph frontal offset crash
test into a deformable barrier.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. After
the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without
its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of
any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.