Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Crash Test Tuesday: Which is safer—Older big cars or newer small cars?

Since the IIHS has stirred the pot with its small car crash tests today, I hereby designate today Crash Test Tuesday.

I came across the above video while browsing comments on Autoblog today. It's a pretty interesting comparison about which is safer: An older, larger car (in this case, without airbags) or a newer, small car with airbags, crumple zones, etc. In this case the subjects are a European-spec Volvo 940 wagon and a Renault Modus. The video speaks for itself.

1 comment:

SpaRky said...

Makes me glad to drive a newer small car (w/ bumper beams & dual airbags) and not the heaping hulk of car that I used to drive.