Latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Crash Tests Finds That Most Small Cars Fare Poorly Reported Gordon & Doner

IIHS Crash Testing

(, August 09, 2013 ) Palm Beach, FL – Twelve small cars were tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), of these cars, six were rated “poor” or “marginal”.

According to the IIHS the following vehicles received such ratings:

• Chevrolet Sonic
• Chevrolet Cruze
• Kia Soul
• Kia Forte
• Nissan Sentra
• Volkswagen Beetle

The only small cars to earn “good” rates were the 2 and 4-door models of Honda Civics. The Dodge Dart, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, and Scion tC also earned acceptable ratings.

This test specifically labeled “small overlap front crash” was used to measure how a car would fare when only the front corner of the vehicle was struck. According to the IIHS 25% of U.S front-of-vehicle auto accidents that cause serious injuries or death involve only one corner of the vehicle.

Vehicle structure is important when any person is involved in a car accident as it could mean the difference between life and death. If you or a loved one has been serious injured in a motor vehicle crash caused by a negligent driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Contact our experienced Palm Beach car accident attorneys to today to learn more about your legal rights, or visit

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