small overlap

New crash test
1:39 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

New crash test means getting IIHS "top safety pick" a lot harder

Acura TL and Volvo S60-G only two midsize luxury cars to be rated "good" on small overlap crash test.
Acura

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will probably be handing out a lot fewer of its coveted "Top Safety Pick" awards in 2014.

Not because cars will suddenly be less safe - but because of a new test the agency is requiring.  

The Insurance Institute will soon add a test for a so-called "small overlap" crash.

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