Luxury Sedans Fare Poorly in Crash Tests

The Detroit Bureau - August 14, 2012

Of the 11 new com­pact lux­u­ry sedans test­ed by the Insur­ance Insti­tute for High­way Safe­ty (IIHS), only two earned a “good” rat­ing. The new IIHS test dif­fers marked­ly from those cur­rent­ly used – and from stan­dards man­u­fac­tur­ers are required to meet under fed­er­al law.

Find out who passed and who didn’t.

Only the Acu­ra TL and Vol­vo S60 passed the test with a “good” rat­ing.  The Infini­ti G was rat­ed “accept­able.”

Those vehi­cles that failed the test includ­ed the Acu­ra TSX, BMW 3-Series, Lin­coln MKZ and Volk­swa­gen CC, all rat­ed “mar­gin­al,” while the Audi A4, Lexus ES 350, Lexus IS 250/350 and Mer­cedes-Benz C-Class were all rat­ed “poor.”

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