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--- news (8/14/2012)
 
Some luxury sedans performed poorly in a new, tougher crash test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Here, an Acura undergoes the so-called "small overlap" crash test.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- For years, cars have been doing better and better in crash tests. Now, a tough new test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given a black eye to a number of luxury and near-luxury automakers.

Of 11 models tested, eight flunked a new test which is designed to mimic the most dangerous sort of frontal crash -- when a vehicle strikes another car or an object, such as a tree, with just a small portion of the front bumper.


http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/14/autos/luxury-cars-crash-test/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


In the most recent round of IIHS results only Honda's Acura TL and Volvo S60 earned the Institute's top rating of good. The Infiniti G earned a rating of Acceptable. The Acura TSX, BMW 3-series, Ford's Lincoln MKZ and Volkswagen CC earned a rating of marginal, the second-worst of four possible ratings.

The Mercedes-Benz C-class, Lexus IS and ES and the Audi A4 earned the worst rating, poor, in the new test.


 
 
 
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