ARLINGTON, VA — (WWJ) Some surprising results in a new round of crash tests. Mass market mid-size cars outperformed luxury vehicles.
“You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the best protection,” says Adrian Lund, President and CEO of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “This is the surprising result from these tests. Because, we actually tested the luxury car group first, because we thought they would do better.”
The new “small overlap test” tries to replicate what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or a telephone poll.