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Not bad at all. I'd like to see how it does with the frontal overlap test which just tests the sides of the front end and puts a lot of stress on the A-Pillar.
 

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I don't think people overlook crash safety when guying vehicles. At least I don't. Great to hear that the QX50 has top marks though. I wouldn't buy a car if there were serious flaws in its safety. Safety seems unimportant until you get in an accident and it saves your life.
 

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I don't think people overlook crash safety when guying vehicles. At least I don't. Great to hear that the QX50 has top marks though. I wouldn't buy a car if there were serious flaws in its safety. Safety seems unimportant until you get in an accident and it saves your life.
some people buy cars even if their crash test rating is lower than ideal. in this case, the QX50 will be a vehicle for growing families, I wouldn't put my kids in an unsafe vehicle. if it was just me, than maybe i'll still get it
 

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some people buy cars even if their crash test rating is lower than ideal. in this case, the QX50 will be a vehicle for growing families, I wouldn't put my kids in an unsafe vehicle. if it was just me, than maybe i'll still get it
i've seen those and some cars do poorly
one for instance is the Kia Soul, it's quite scary actually


kind of worried what the QX50 might do in that test
 

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Wow the Kia Forte looks like a death trap in this type of crash. The dummy's head rams into the side structure. Anyone in that type of crash would be seriously injured. I just don't see it as acceptable to put a car on the market that has safety issues like that. It shouldn't even be legal.
 

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Wow the Kia Forte looks like a death trap in this type of crash. The dummy's head rams into the side structure. Anyone in that type of crash would be seriously injured. I just don't see it as acceptable to put a car on the market that has safety issues like that. It shouldn't even be legal.
It much better to have cars that can take on serious crashes but it would hold back a lot of car makers from producing cars because of mandatory safety rules like that. On a really cheap car like the Soul, it will be hard to make it really safe and really affordable
 

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there is a moderate overlap crash test. and it faired well there.

I think the small overlap is a new test for this year.
 

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I just wonder sometimes does the overall price of the vehicles have an impact on the crash test. Liek cheaper cars would do poorly on the crash test where the higher price do better.
Honda's usually have really good crash test ratings and they're cheap, i think it just depends on how big the car maker is and how involved they have been in safety tech.

A company like Kia, being not as big, likely with not as advanced tech, would probably have a car thats not as safe.
 

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most new cars do well in the safety tests. its just come to that point where the industry has caught up well enough with safety standards to not have to spend too much effort TRYING to get their cars to pass.

They already know well enough to design cars in a certain way with certain structural reinforcement in key areas.

That is UNTIL the SMALL OVERLAP test came out

This test is the IIHS' way or throwing the curveball at the industry.

Many cars fail this small overlap test.

And now it'll probably be another few years before the auto manufacturers are able to meet this new test. Cars that do pass this test I find have very strong structural designs in the front pillar and subframe.
 

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for now it's still a good way to gauge how safe the QX50 will be, i think it's safe enough, but as always things can be better
 

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I still haven't seen a video of a small overlap on the QX50 or EX35
the overlap crash test is fairly new, i think it came out after the Infiniti EX did, so for that reason we won't see one, too late to do it now since it's an out going model. The next generation EX/QX50 will get it done though.
 

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we should be seeing one for the QX50 that is for sale right now though. God knows when the next QX50 will come.
 

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because the test has changed. they should do the test again. and the car has changed names.
the main thing here is that the vehicle hasn't changed, it's still the same thing aside from a badge and it's name on paper. usually these test are done so the industry can measure it's safety, without this, there's no way to gauge how safe or unsafe it is.
 

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the main thing here is that the vehicle hasn't changed, it's still the same thing aside from a badge and it's name on paper. usually these test are done so the industry can measure it's safety, without this, there's no way to gauge how safe or unsafe it is.
I think all existing cars should be retested for the small overlap personally.

Well the EX37 did "GOOD" on the MODERATE overlap test.
So hopefully it'll pass the small overlap
 
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