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.
NHTSA Rollover Test
NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.
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 second of two frontal offset crash tests.|
|The driver's survival space was maintained well, as indicated by the dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the second crash test.|
|Forces on the head when the dummy moved into the airbag were moderately high in the second test, indicating the possibility of head injuries.|
|In both tests, the dummy's head moved outside the open side window after rebounding from the airbag (second test pictured).|
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