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Toyota Prius among six ranked ‘poor’ in crash (+video)

Toyota Prius C was six subcompact cars that a ‘poor’ rating in a new kind of crash test by Insurance for Highway Safety. The Toyota earned a ‘good’ rating in other crash tests.

cars may be putting drivers at the risk in the deadliest types of A new report from the Insurance for Highway Safety shows one mini-car out of 10 performs reasonably

None of the 12 minicars tested got the rating of good from the Institute for Highway Safety. The Spark was the only car that the second-highest rating of acceptable. Six of the — including the segment’s best-seller, the Versa — got the lowest rating of

Cars with poor Included the Honda Fit. the 500. the Versa, the Toyota C. Mitsubishi Mirage, and Hyundai

All of the cars were from the or 2014 model years.

lightweight vehicles have an safety disadvantage. That’s why even more important to one with the best occupant said Joe Nolan, IIHS’s vice president for vehicle

The institute’s small overlap which was introduced in 2012, what happens when a front corner collides another vehicle or an object a utility pole. In the test, 25 of a vehicle’s front end on the driver’s strikes a rigid barrier at 40

The test differs from the government’s frontal crash in which a car strikes a rigid head-on at 35 mph.

IIHS hitting only part of the end makes it harder for cars to the energy from a crash. In of the subcompacts, the structures collapsed, can exacerbate injuries because the air seats and other parts get out of position.

Most of the cars, including the Prius, earned a Good in other crash tests, front (moderate overlap), roof, and head restraints and

In the test of the Honda Fit, for the steering column pushed so far the vehicle that the dummy’s slid off the air bag and hit the instrument panel. said the Fit was one of the worst performers in of potential injuries to the driver.

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responded that the 2015 which goes on sale in a few should earn a top score on the offset test. The recently Honda Civic. which is one up from the Fit, is among small cars with ratings on the test. A four-door is around 300 pounds heavier and 18 longer than the current Fit.

The current Fit does get top scores in the other four tests, measurements of roof strength and impact protection.

IIHS the Fiat 500 was also one of the worst The crash force ripped the hinges off the 500, causing it to open during the test.

Spokesman Eric Maybe the Fiat 500 meets all government requirements and, like the gets good ratings in all of the institute’s other crash

Cars with marginal were the Kia Rio, Mazda2, Yaris and Ford Fiesta.

last month, the Toyota — for the second year in a row was named the Best New-Car by Consumer Reports. Not only has the performed well in Consumer ‘ tests, but it’s to be highly reliable, and its cost of averages out to be just 47 cents per

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