Last post on Apr 20, 2007 at 9:45 AM
You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Acura TSX, BMW 3 Series, Saab 9-3, Sedan
#33 of 34 Re: In regard to safety"stars" [fedlawman]
Apr 20, 2007 (8:43 am)
where are you looking on the IIHS website? IIHS vehicle ratings have the 3 series as G(good) front off-set collision,G for side impact,and depending on seat option either A(acceptable)or P(poor).The 9-3 is given G(good) across the board and because the scores were substantially above the basic G rating standards was then given a 2007 "Best Safety Pick" rating along with,as I previously mentioned,the Audi A-4.
#34 of 34 Re: In regard to safety"stars" [saablcp]
Apr 20, 2007 (9:45 am)
Yes, I clicked the link for "technical measurements" and compared the measurements...
It appears the BMW is significantly better than the others (though they don't appear to have observed the major B Pillar intrusion that NHTSA noted).
Personally, I don't put much thought into crash test scores. I figure the tests are so standardized, that any manufacturer can build a car to "exceed the standard" and still cut corners elsewhere in the structure.