MSN Autos acquires crash test data provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These organizations provide data for specific types of tests, which are valuable to consumers and worth observing.
Each vehicle’s frontal offset crashworthiness is based on performance in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test. Ratings depend on how well the structure/safety cage protects the occupant compartment, the risk of injury measured for an average-sized male, and how well the restraint system controls occupant movement.
IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Photos
|Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.|
|The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.|
|Poor control of dummy movement allowed the head to drop below the window sill on rebound and hit the inside door panel, as indicated by smeared greasepaint (inset).|
|Footwell and instrument panel intrusion, in combination with the driver seat pitching forward, contributed to high forces on the dummy's left lower leg.|
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