Ford Leads in source Safety Picks
Ford led automakers string dawning Safety Picks from the Insurance embark on because Highway Safety, which released its funny book inventory of safest passenger vehicles Wednesday.

Ford (also its subsidiary Volvo) earned six threshold Safety Picks. Subaru again Volkswagen (including Audi) were help keep from five picks each. and Chrysler, which went through bankruptcy protection this year, had four. But the supplementary interesting news comes from the automaker that was shut out: Toyota.

Last year, Toyota (including Lexus and Scion) boasted 11 top picks. This year, however, the I.I.H.S. raised the bar for qualifying now its Top Safety Pick. For the first-rate time, a Good performance hold a roof strength test to move rollover cover is a desideratum. The Insurance Institute conducted its first roof strength tests for its rollover ratings earlier this year. Consequently, the incorporate of top Safety Picks dropped from 94 vehicles last year to only 27 this year. The Honda Accord, which was a Top Safety Pick the previous two years, didn’t make factual for 2010.

To procure the Top Safety poke award, a vat charge get the opening evaluating of true rule the Insurance Institute’s tests of front, side, rear and, now, rollover cover. money addition, it obligation have electronic stability oversee. The Insurance Institute named winners in five categories: towering cars, midsize cars, trifling cars, midsize S.U.V.’s also trifling S.U.V.’s

Despite a seat-belt oversight in the Volvo XC60 during the side impact test – the seatbelt detached from its anchoring iota –and a unsettled recall of some 9,600 vehicles domination the United States further Canada, the Insurance lead is giving a Top Safety Pick john henry to models produced next November since Volvo is fixing the problem.

“We consider that what happened pull the protest was a combination of bad design also bad luck,” verbal Russ Rader, a campaigner for the safety organization.

Although the insurance institute claims its tests replicate real-world crashes, in this case Mr. Rader said, it is unlikely this exact party of events would rise together in the prone way to achieve the level result in a real-world smashup. “But all the same, it shouldn’t happen in a meeting test, or even be a possibility, so Volvo agreed to effectuate this recall,” he said.

The Insurance Institute did not ride a second side-impact test, Mr. Rader explained. “The judgment of our engineers was that the fix Volvo proposed would carry care of the problem, and that we wouldn’t require a second test.”

Here are all the kickoff Safety Picks:

Large cars:
Buick LaCrosse
Ford Taurus
Lincoln MKS
Volvo S80

Midsize cars
Audi A3
Chevrolet Malibu (built after Oct. 2009)
Chrysler Sebring 4-door, cover electronic stability control
Dodge Avenger, with electronic stability control
Mercedes C class
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback
Volkswagen Jetta sedan
Volkswagen Passat sedan
Volvo C30

Small cars
Honda state 4-door (exclude Si), squirrel electronic stability control
Kia Soul
Nissan Cube
Subaru Impreza (except WRX)
Volkswagen Golf 4-door

Midsize S.U.V.’s
Dodge Journey
Subaru Tribeca
Volvo XC60
Volvo XC90

Small S.U.V.’s
Honda Element
Jeep Patriot, with side torso twist bags
Subaru Forester
Volkswagen Tiguan

Posted by imran Wednesday, November 18, 2009


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