Only two of 18 midsize family cars earned “good” ratings in the new frontal crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
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The 2013 Honda Accord and Suzuki Kizashi were the only mainstream midsize sedans to earn good ratings, with the IIHS rating another 11 models as “acceptable.”
Two cars from Toyota landed in the “poor” category, the insurance industry-funded organization reported, the recently redesigned Camry and the new Prius V. In fact, the hybrid model “sustained major structural damage in the test,” the IIHS revealed in a new release.
This was the first time the IIHS had put mainstream sedans through its stringent new small overlap test, designed to simulate what happens if a car hits another vehicle or a roadside object, such as a telephone pole or tree. Safety experts say the test reflects a significant number of real world crashes and is likely more representative of what happens than some earlier barrier tests.