Monday, October 11, 2010

5 Series and Sonata Rated Best in Crash



There are new standards in crash safety ratings in the US now. The top two sedans that earned the highest ratings even over trucks were the new 5 series from BMW and the Hyundai Sonata. They were the only sedans to receive 5 stars and that was the side impact test and rollover. Front end collision ended up with 4 stars. Not much detail has come up on what the changes to the regulations are except that women sized dummies have been used because they are smaller and may be effected differently from men in crash tests.