Small Cars Risk Big Damage In Crash Test

January 22, 2014

Photo from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

An auto insurance industry research group says subcompact cars don’t do very well in certain crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested a dozen subcompacts. None got a “good” rating on the test, which mimics what happens when the front corner hits something at 40 miles per hour. Russ Rader is the Institute’s senior vice president of communications. He tells WDET's Pat Batcheller which cars were tested, and how they fared. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

See the IIHS ratings here