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2015 Hyundai Genesis Prevails in Crash Test

Yesterday the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) release crash test results for the new generation Hyundai Genesis sedan.

From the compartment intrusion measurement data on small overlap front test, moderate overlap front test, the performance of the Genesis sedan is superb. Look at the below photo after the small overlap front test, there is minimal shape changes for the safety cage; from the actual measurement data, the Genesis small overlap front intrusion is even better than some other cars’ moderate overlap test result.


For the side impact test, the Genesis performs OK, not bad but not the 1st class one...

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2014 BMW X5 crash test result available from IIHS

Yesterday IIHS released the moderate overlap front test and side crash test results for the new 2014 BMW X5.

Here are the detailed data with comparison with the Mercedes-Benz ML and VW Touareg (all measurements are in cm):

Moderate overlap front (the smaller the better)

Footwell intrusion – Footrest: 2 (ML: 3; Touareg: 2)
Footwell intrusion – Left: 4 (ML: 4; Touareg: 2)
Footwell intrusion – Center: 4 (ML: 6; Touareg: 2)
Footwell intrusion – Right: 3 (ML: 7; Touareg: 2)

Brake pedal (the smaller the better): 2 (ML: 3; Touareg: 2)

Instrument panel rearward movement (the smaller the better)

Instrument panel – Left: 0 (ML: 1; Touareg: 2)
Instrument panel – Right: 0 (ML: 2; Tou...

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Analysis: IIHS released latest small overlap crash test ratings for 9 midsize SUVs

Today IIHS released the latest testing result for 9 midsize SUV models.


Two GM SUVs earned a “Good” ratings. From the IIHS released vedio, during the crash test these two SUVs (Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain) use the strategy of “sliding pass” the crash object, prevent the direct impact to the occupant safety cage. In several past tests, Volvo also use the similar methods to earn a “Good” rating.

The Toyota Highlander, which earned an “Acceptable” rating, uses the strategy that the engine compartment absorbs part of the impact energy, and the occupant safety cage (especially the driver side A pillar) has direct impact with the crash object, and the A pillar withheld the ...

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2015 Audi A3 gets high scores in the latest IIHS crash test

Today IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) released its latest tests on the all-new 2015 Audi A3. Here are some really impressive key points:

  1. Small overlap frontal crash: the front crumple zone absorbs the impact energy beautifully. During the test the A3 cabin safety cage touches the crash object directly but with minimal deformation...
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Top Safety Picks 2014 By IIHS


To qualify for 2014 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test.

To qualify for 2014 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must meet the Top Safety Pick criteria, plus earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

Models that earn Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick are the best vehicle choices for safety within size categories. Size and weight influence occupant protection in serious crashes. Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones...

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