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.
2 Responses to “The Least Safe Cars of 2006”
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.
I’m surprised that the Corolla came in so poorly.