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 Video
IIHS Frontal Offset Crash Photos
|Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.|
|Buckling of the roof rail and rearward movement of the instrument panel indicate the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.|
|Footwell intrusion contributed to the possibility of injury to both legs.|
|At full vertical adjustment, the front head restraints are high enough and close enough to the back of the head for adequate geometry. However, in the Institute's rear end crash test, 2001 and later models received only a Poor rating.|
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