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The second photo is pretty amazing. The car is being hit from the side. You can almost see the big red thing hitting the dummy's face, but that airbag has already inflated. Pretty incredible.



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i have yet to see a lexus that gets a bad rating, they've always been good when it comes to these crash tests.



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i have yet to see a lexus that gets a bad rating, they've always been good when it comes to these crash tests.
Very true. Their biggest test yet will be the new compact city car they are making. It's harder to make those cars safe.



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Very true. Their biggest test yet will be the new compact city car they are making. It's harder to make those cars safe.
Good point.

Tough to make those really safe, but the Scion iQ can be used as reference for now to get a sense of what to expect.



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Very true. Their biggest test yet will be the new compact city car they are making. It's harder to make those cars safe.
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Good point.

Tough to make those really safe, but the Scion iQ can be used as reference for now to get a sense of what to expect.
Remember, these tests are crashing a vehicle against a wall...so, you're basically testing how it fares crashing against a vehicle of SAME weight. So, a Honda Fit may do great if it crashes against another Fit (or iQ), but will it do good crashing against a NX or Ford F150? I doubt it.

So, although these tests are good, the interpretation of such needs to be taken into context. This is why i sold my Prius and got something bigger since i spent 90% of time on highway...and here in Texas, 18-wheelers and 1/2 tons trucks are the norm.
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Remember, these tests are crashing a vehicle against a wall...so, you're basically testing how it fares crashing against a vehicle of SAME weight. So, a Honda Fit may do great if it crashes against another Fit (or iQ), but will it do good crashing against a NX or Ford F150? I doubt it.

So, although these tests are good, the interpretation of such needs to be taken into context. This is why i sold my Prius and got something bigger since i spent 90% of time on highway...and here in Texas, 18-wheelers and 1/2 tons trucks are the norm.
Why is crashing into a wall like crashing into something of the same weight? Wouldn't it be totally dependant on how heavy and dense the wall is?



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Why is crashing into a wall like crashing into something of the same weight? Wouldn't it be totally dependant on how heavy and dense the wall is?
Well, i am no physics major, but i think that the force on the car is equal to the force that the car exerts on the wall??? Wall is stationary.

In real life, if a Fit hits a F150, then it is the force of the car AND force of the F150 hitting the Fit.

Correct me if i am wrong...physics been over decades ago!
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just a thought:

cars get bigger because of increasing safety concerns and equipment, bigger cars=bigger hits, leading to bigger/heaavier cars as more safety gear and crashability is over, bigger cars=bigger hits... so on and so forth...
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just a thought:

cars get bigger because of increasing safety concerns and equipment, bigger cars=bigger hits, leading to bigger/heaavier cars as more safety gear and crashability is over, bigger cars=bigger hits... so on and so forth...
Not so much now. Due to fuel economy requirements, getting bigger & heavier is no longer an option. Thus, newer cars & trucks use ultra high-tensile steel, magnesium, aluminum, etc. to keep weight down without compromising structural integrity. My MDX is some 300 lbs lighter than prior gen despite having thicker glass and insulation, as an example.
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Why is crashing into a wall like crashing into something of the same weight? Wouldn't it be totally dependant on how heavy and dense the wall is?
Here you go: https://youtu.be/wjnP9RImeaM

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