The Least Safe Cars of 2006

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the least crashworthy cars of 2006 are:

Hyundai Elantra
Nissan Sentra
Kia Optima
Suzuki Forenza
Toyota Corolla

These cars, which sport an average base price of just $15, 323, received ratings of ‘poor’ for both side and rear impact tests. But that’s not to say that pricey cars are necessarily safer… After all, the Jaguar X-Type sedan and the Infiniti G35 and M models received one ‘poor’ rating apiece — enough to raise concern, but not enough to make the list.

[Source: MSN/Money]

2 Responses to “The Least Safe Cars of 2006”

  1. Anonymous

    I know this is an old post, but the day you posted this entry, I bought and picked up my brand new 2006 Kia Optima. Good thing I didn’t start to read PF blogs until January 2007. Darn.

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