7 Midsize Cars Win High Marks in New Crash Prevention Test

by Christopher Freeburn | September 27, 2013 3:59 pm

7 Midsize Cars Win High Marks in New Crash Prevention Test

crashed car 630 300x225 7 Midsize Cars Win High Marks in New Crash Prevention Test[1]The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released the results from a new safety test for mid-sized vehicles[2].

Both SUVs and cars for the 2013 and 2014 model years were tested by the institute. The tests focused on new systems meant to deter front-end collisions. The institute performs its safety tests for the insurance industry, which funds its research, the Associated Press notes.

The new test uses a rating system based on collision data collected by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

Seven mid-sized vehicles received the institute’s highest rating in the tests. Vehicles that featured automatic braking and front-end collision warnings systems typically outscored vehicles lacking those systems.

Cars and SUVs from General Motors (GM[3]), Subaru and Volvo dominated the top scorers.

Here are the even vehicles that earned the institute’s “superior” rating[4]¬†for front end crash prevention:

Earlier this year, GM’s Chevy Impala surprised many observers when it was rated the best sedan for 2014[5] by Consumer Reports.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/crashed-car-630.jpg
  2. the results from a new safety test for mid-sized vehicles: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_AUTOS_NEW_SAFETY_TEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-09-27-08-28-39
  3. GM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GM
  4. that earned the institute’s “superior” rating: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/iihs-issues-first-crash-avoidance-ratings-under-new-test-program-7-midsize-vehicles-earn-top-marks-for-front-crash-prevention
  5. when it was rated the best sedan for 2014: http://investorplace.com/2013/07/consumer-reports-best-sedan-for-2014-gets-rave-reviews/

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