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New Crash Test Results

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

March 1, 2007

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the results of its most recent crash tests on Thursday.

“There were three vehicles that in those four tests racked up damage that would cost a total of around $4000 to fix,” said David Zuby, Senior Vice President for Vehicle Research.

The the cheapest total repair costs, given to the Mitsubishi Galant, somewhere in the middle was the Nissan Altima and the most expensive the Nissan Maxima.

The IIHS hopes that by publishing these results they will help the safety of drivers and passengers.

“We hope to get the vehicle manufacturer to think a little bit more about how they design bumpers and hopefully, in the future bumpers will be designed in ways that vehicles sustain less expensive damage in these very common low speed crashes,” said Zuby.

The IIHS says that bumper damage is so expensive because a lot of the time if your bumper isn’t strong enough, your hood, grill, fenders and everything else behind the grill can get damaged, which is all more expensive to replace than the bumper system its self.

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