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Mini Cars Perform Poorly in IIHS Crash Test

Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:28 pm    


According to a recent article in USA Today, only one of the eleven 2013 and 2014 minicars tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s in the small overlap frontal crash test received an “acceptable rating”.  In this test, the car hits a barrier with the front driver’s side corner at 40 miles per hour.  The test is designed to mimic clipping another car head-on or hitting a tree or utility pole.

The only car among the 2013 and 2014 models tested in this fashion to receive an acceptable rating was the Chevrolet Spark manufactured by General Motors.  None of the minicars tested received a good rating.

The IIHS introduced this test in 2012 and stated that it is a more difficult test than the head-on crash test used by the U. S. government.

For more information on the results of the IIHS testing see:

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