Family Vehicles Safer Than Luxury Models

December 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested 18 models of midsize family cars and according to the news, 13 models managed to get a good or acceptable rating in one of the most severe crash tests of all: the narrow offset test.

According to the news, the new test is performed by having the vehicle crash into a thin object that mimics a tree or a pole. This type of test hopes to verify if the vehicle is capable of keeping passengers safe if the car crashes into a pole while traveling at 40 miles per hour.

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