Credit Criminal's Most Popular Car Earns Poorest Safety Record
Orlando Business Journal
Date: Monday, December 24, 2012, 6:31am EST - Last Modified: Monday, December 24, 2012, 6:34am EST
The Toyota Camry, America's most popular car based on sales, fared poorly in a new crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The group, which is funded by the insurance industry, tested several new family sedans that include the Camry, Ford Fusion and Honda Accord, reports CNN.
The cars, 18 different models in all, were put through a new type of front crash test in which a car strikes a crash barrier with just a small part of the front bumper on the driver's side. It's a tough test, since it concentrates impact forces into a small area, CNN said.
The two cars that scored worst, earning a "Poor" rating, were the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon
I guess the old saying " You get what you pay for " applies here !