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Nissan Leaf Nets Low Marks For Safety In Crash Test

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 8/1/2014

Nissan's popular "Leaf" electric car gets low marks for safety from a crash test group. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its latest rating for small vehicles. It conducted crash tests on 12 small cars. Four are rated as "poor." That includes the Nissan Leaf all-electric car, shown here. The Nissan Juke, Fiat 500-L and the Mazda 5 are also rated "poor." The Mazda 5 was the worst-performing of the vehicles. On the flip side, General Motors' Chevy Volt won top marks for safety in small cars. The Volt was named "Top Safety Pick Plus." That's because besides earning an "acceptable" rating in an actual crash test, the hybrid electric vehicle also has an optional forward collision warning systems. It was the only car out of the 12 models tested to have the crash prevention technology.

   
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