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    Official: BMW i3 misses top Euro safety rating [w/videos]

    The Euro NCAP just tested a recent batch of new cars including the 2014 BMW i3, and the EV Bimmer scored less-than-perfect results. Though not horrible, BMW's all-electric/range-extended i3 was given a four-star (out of five possible) crash rating due to concerns with front-occupant whiplash and ...

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    Report: 2014 Toyota Corolla gets marginal IIHS small overlap crash test score [w/video]

    Toyota may have performed some major surgery on the 2014 Corolla, but that hasn't helped the Japanese automaker overcome tough new crash test procedures. The Corolla, Toyota's bread-and-butter compact sedan, managed only a Marginal score on the new small overlap crash test, which was just added ...

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    Official: Volvo S60 becomes second car to ace all NHTSA safety tests [w/video]

    The 2012 Volvo S60 isn't likely to be mentioned in the same breath as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, but these two cars share a unique distinction. No, Volvo has not made a mid-year change to rear-wheel drive and V8 power, but it is joining the Camaro as a crash test ace. The National Highway Traffic ...

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    Video: Fifth Gear crashes a Ford Focus at 120 mph

    For the sake of this post, let's say that your average passenger car can hit a top speed of about 120 miles per hour. Ever wonder what would happen if a run-of-the-mill car – even one that's considered safe by modern passenger-car standards – crashed into an oncoming replica of ...

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    Official: Chevy Sonic officially rated 40 mpg, earns Top Safety Pick [w/video]

    General Motors was proud to show off a bit of recent crash testing done with its 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, and for good reason, too. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has officially highlighted the subcompact cruiser as a Top Safety Pick. To qualify, the Sonic needed to earn 'Good' scores in ...

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    Video: General Motors introduces a Chevy Sonic to a wall

    Allow us a moment to revisit a video game classic... Sonic, boom! Our Guile moment is inspired by General Motors, which has released video of the compact Chevrolet Sonic undergoing crash testing. The diminutive hatchback is loaded up with a healthy heaping of safety technology that ranges from a ...

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    Video: ADAC multi-vehicle crash test is terrifying

    The IIHS may have a new video player for its crash test video content, but we guarantee none of those clips are as terrifying as what Germany's ADAC has cooked up. Rather than capture the destructive forces of one or two cars involved in a low speed collision, ADAC upped the ante by involving ...

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    Consumer Reports launches crash test video player [w/video]

    We love a good crash-test video as much as the next auto-obsessive website, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is chock full of them. Unfortunately, the insurance watchdog used a video player system most likely designed back when Geocities was an Internet staple. Now, however, the ...

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    Videos: Ford's 2011 Explorer and 2012 Focus go off the wall

    2012 Ford Focus plays tag with a wall – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ford has been testing its upcoming 2012 Focus extensively, and it's already put the compact through 12,000 crashes in both the virtual and real worlds. Ford says that the Focus features advanced restraint ...

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    Pole Dance: NHTSA to add new side-impact crash test? [w/VIDEO]

    NHTSA side-impact pole test – click above to watch the video
    Not satisfied with cars that manage crash forces well enough to avoid spilling your drink, and engines that run so clean they'll barely asphyxiate ants, a new crash test is reportedly coming in the works from the National Highway ...

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    VIDEO: GM crash-test footage from the Sixties proves we've come a long way, baby

    GM 1968 Crash Test Footage: Click above to view the video after the jump
    Back in the Sixties, cars were huge. Some equated the size of their boats-on-wheels with safety, and even if their vehicle actually had seat belts, many didn't bother to use them. Fast forward to today, and we have ...

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    VIDEO: Renault's crash ballet car commercial

    Renault really got the creative juices flowing when it came time to brag up its glut of five star European crash test scores. The result is a new, 93 second TV spot. It starts off elegantly enough, but soon, side mirrors start to explode, and by the end, a couple of Renaults are going all Dukes of ...


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