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2014 Nissan Pathfinder | Frontal Crash Test | CrashNet1

NHTSA – New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Frontal Test: Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a small-sized adult female are place…
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► 2011 Kia Sportage – CRASH TEST – Frontal impact

The all-new 2011 Sportage CUV has been recognized as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the small SUV category when built after March 2010. Arriving in Kia showrooms now, Sportage received the organization’s top honor by earning “Good” ratings — the highest achievable — in frontal, side, rear and rollover impact crash safety tests. More Crash Test on www.youcarpress.com

2013 Jeep Wrangler ANCAP/IIHS Frontal Offset (Four Stars)

**MODEL PERFORMANCE APPLIES TO NORTH AMERICAN VEHICLES** Five Stars Driver-Passenger Info: HIC 479-262 Chest G’s 49-47 FRONTAL OFFSET CRASH TEST Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.02 pts, upper legs 1.5 pts, lower legs 1.99 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 59 mm and upwards 52 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 41 mm rearward, 63 mm upward and 67 mm sideways. The front (“A”) pillar moved 77 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the tools were required to open driver door. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column and dash components were a potential source of injury for the driver’s knees. The dash was also a potential source of injury for the passenger’s left knee.
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Ford F150 and Honda Civic frontal crash test by IIHS

When large, truck-based SUVs collide with passenger cars or minivans, the results can be devastating for the occupants of the latter. But fatalities in such accidents are on the decrease in the United States thanks to measures employed by automakers. Traffic deaths are down 64 percent since the year 2000 due to changes in automobile design such as lower bumpers for SUVs and better-protect cabin cells for passenger cars. In 2000, the death rate for car and minivan passengers in collisions with trucks or SUVs was 44 deaths per million. That came down to 16 deaths per million by 2009. The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a private-sector group based in Arlington, Virginia. “By working together, the automakers got life-saving changes done quickly,” said Joe Nolan, the institute’s chief administrative officer.
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Crash Test 2001 – 2006 BMW X5 SUV IIHS Frontal Impact

BMW X5 2001-06 models mfg. after Jun. 2000FRONTAL OFFSET TEST OVERALL EVALUATION: Good Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right Good Good Good Good Good Good Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight. Test details: The BMW X5 was introduced in the 2000 model year. All 2001-06 X5 models manufactured after June 2000 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a 2001 X5 with the structural changes in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier. Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the B-pillar. Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.
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