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.”