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Micro Car Crashes
April 14, 2009, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Cars, Pop Culture, Technology | Tags: ,

I was talking with the guys at lunch about the article I read about “micro” car, frontal crashes with larger cars that the Insurance Institute for Highway Saftey conducted and their results. To sum it all up, you can’t deny the laws of physics. No matter how strong you make the passenger compartment or how many airbags you put into the micro cars it can’t overcome sheer mass of crashing into something bigger. So here are the pics from the 40mph frontal crash tests of the Smart For-Two, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.

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This is a Smart For-Two after a head on collision with a Mercedes Benz C-Class.

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This is a Honda Fit after a head on collision with a Honda Accord.

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This is a Toyota Yaris after a head on collision with a Toyota Camry

The mid-size cars suffered little or no damage to their passenger compartments. There is truly no substitute for size and mass when it comes to safety in automobile accidents.

Just something to think about.

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