Best-Selling Vehicles Get Poor Crash Test Ratings

January 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Car Safety

According to recent reports, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has reported that some of the best-selling vehicles in the country have received poor ratings in new crash tests that recreate small-overlap collisions.

Some of the vehicles that did not perform well in new tests include the Toyota Camry and Toyota Prius v hatchback. Safety studies show that small-overlap collisions put front seat occupants at risk because the airbag system does not deploy promptly since the device is designed to deploy once there’s a direct side impact.

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