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Old 26th January 2009, 19:10   #1
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Default crash test ratings IIHS rates small and compact cars

Only two out of eight small cars in the latest tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) provide good side crash protection, once again reinforcing the need for consumers to carefully review the safety equipment and safety ratings for models under consideration for purchase.
In this group, the 2009 Suzuki SX4 was the best performer, getting good ratings for front-and side-crash protection. The Toyota Matrix, and its twin Pontiac Vibe, also got good ratings for side-crash protection. The Chevrolet HHR earned good frontal-crash protection and acceptable performance in side crashes.

Small and compact cars
The December IIHS crash-test group is listed below in rank order, with the specific air bag configuration tested and applicable model years listed.
Suzuki SX4
Front - Good; Side - Good

Front and rear head curtain air bags and front torso air bags.
Front and side: 2008-2009 models

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Crash Test — IIHS Rates Small and Compact Cars - MSN Autos
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Old 26th January 2009, 22:45   #2
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Originally Posted by california_dude View Post
In this group, the 2009 Suzuki SX4 was the best performer,

I do not think that article is new. I remember seeing it a some time ago. And the statement by them that the SX4 is the best performer in the category is either wrong or, if it was correct in the past, is now outdated.

Take a look at the following link. The 2009 Subaru Impreza is currently the top car in the IIHS' small car category:

IIHS-HLDI: Small cars - Current Models

I am glad to see other members starting threads on crash test results.
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