Nissan LMP1 Passed Its Crash Test; Roll Hoop Now Good For Barrel Rolls

When we last heard an update on the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, the car was going to sit out the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship for further development work. One thing to fix was a front roll hoop that didn't pass the FIA's crash tests. Per Darren Cox in the Q&A today, that item just passed. » 3/25/15 5:07pm 3/25/15 5:07pm

The Volvo 850 Wagon Is Now Officially Indestructible

We've told you before that Volvo 850s looks better when you beat the crap out of them, but this sort of professional destruction is not what we had in mind. Prepare to be amazed. » 2/10/15 3:40pm 2/10/15 3:40pm

Five Star Crashes: Jeep, Audi, Porsche, Land Rover, VW, Lexus And Subaru

The EuroNCAP safety performance assessment program gave the five star rating to the Jeep Renegade, the Audi A3 e-tron, the Porsche Macan, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Volkswagen Passat, the Lexus NX and the Subaru Outback. Here's how they fared. » 12/11/14 10:20am 12/11/14 10:20am

Scary Crash Test Shows Why You Don't Want A Chinese Mini Cooper Clone

As someone who's spent most of his driving life tooling blissfully around in cars that are, by modern standards, deathtraps, it's sort of satisfying to see that old deathtrap touch isn't totally gone from modern cars. Like this Lifan 320, which collapses like your uncle's cool pocket drinking cup in a crash test. » 12/05/14 4:20pm 12/05/14 4:20pm

This Is How A Brand New Car Got Zero Stars In Its Crash Test

Zero stars. Zero stars. The Datsun Go just received the grand total of No Stars At All for adults in its recent crash test by the Global NCAP safety group. That is both completely absurd and absolutely terrifying, all at the same time. This is exactly what went so horrifically wrong. » 11/07/14 3:55pm 11/07/14 3:55pm

The Tesla Model S Just Scored Another Five Star Safety Rating In Europe

Following the NHTSA's five-star rating in every subcategory, Euro NCAP tests also confirm that the Tesla Model S is still pretty much the safest car money can buy. » 11/05/14 11:48am 11/05/14 11:48am

​People Are Getting So Fat We're Making Obese Crash Test Dummies

Humanetics has been developing crash test dummies since the 1950s, beginning with aerospace research and eventually moving into automotive world. Now, 60 years later, it's developing the first obese crash dummy because, dammit, we love our 64-ounce Cokes and want to order a Doritos Locos Taco through an app. » 10/28/14 7:20pm 10/28/14 7:20pm

IIHS Says the Mazda 5, Fiat 500L And Nissan Leaf Crash Really Badly

While most small cars performed well in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's latest crash tests, family cars such as the Mazda 5 or the Fiat 500L and the world's most popular electric car, the Nissan Leaf left a lot to be desired. Ouch! » 7/30/14 2:40pm 7/30/14 2:40pm

Here's What Happens When You Crash A Smart ForTwo Into An S-Class

In order to convince potential buyers that the minuscule Smart ForTwo isn't something they will be violently killed in, Smart has long trumpeted the car's "tridion safety cell" as being one of the most protective systems out there. But how does it hold up in a Mercedes-style David vs. Goliath crash test? » 7/17/14 5:07pm 7/17/14 5:07pm

I Can't Stop Watching This Horrifying Golf Cart Crash Test Video

Here's a Jalopnik Helpful Hint: if you're going to hop into a golf cart, don't crash it. Because it will not end well for you. Your throat will be impaled on a steering wheel, you'll probably snap your neck, and you'll definitely have a face full of glass pebbles. But watching the tests is awesome. » 6/04/14 1:20pm 6/04/14 1:20pm

New Test Shows You Can Still Crash Despite Collision Prevention

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class scored the maximum five stars on the Euro NCAP crash test not only because of its occupant or pedestrian protection qualities, but also thanks to its crash prevention systems. Which almost works perfectly. Almost. » 5/15/14 8:20am 5/15/14 8:20am

2015 Subaru WRX Gets IIHS Top Safety Pick, Now More Perfect Than Ever

As if you needed any more reason to buy one of our favorite cars at Jalopnik,the Subaru WRX or its wilder brother the WRX STI, the IIHS just named it a Top Saftey Pick for 2014. Great news for the owners of the WRX, who will inevitably put their cars in a ditch. » 5/05/14 10:00pm 5/05/14 10:00pm

Watch This Absolutely Brutal Crash Test Of A Mazda CX-9

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the results of their Small Overlap Front crash test for Mid-Size SUVs today, we focused mainly on the good news. GM did well, others not so much. The Mazda CX-9, for example, was rated "poor." And it wasn't even the worst one out there. » 4/08/14 4:20pm 4/08/14 4:20pm

The Tata Nano Is Appallingly Horrific In A Head On Crash

Another day, another round of crash tests that show cars crumpling badly. But a recent round of tests by the Global NCAP revealed some cars sold in India aren't as safe as the same cars sold in other countries. And the Tata Nano is really unsafe. » 1/31/14 10:20am 1/31/14 10:20am

The All-Carbon Electric BMW i3 Doesn't Ace Safety Test

The latest Euro NCAP crash test results are in, and I'm afraid it's bad news for BMW as the BMW i3 electric city car scored four out of five starts in the small family car category. Here's why. » 11/28/13 9:00am 11/28/13 9:00am

I Can't Stop Watching The 2014 Toyota Corolla Fail This Crash Test

Despite improvements to its safety structures over the old model, the 2014 Corolla only scored a 'marginal' on the IIHS' new front overlap crash test. And I can't stop watching its failure. » 10/04/13 12:51pm 10/04/13 12:51pm

2014 Toyota Corolla Gets Low Score On America's Toughest Crash Test

Toyota redesigned the 2014 Corolla to acclaim from some of us, scorn from others. It's also earned scorn from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on its new overlap front crash test, where it earned a score slightly better than "poor." » 10/03/13 11:18am 10/03/13 11:18am

Why The Chinese Qoros 3's Euro Crash Test Victory Is A Huge Deal

China has been producing homegrown cars like there's no tomorrow in recent years, but their poor safety ratings have traditionally kept them out of American and European markets. But a crash test victory by the Qoros 3 Sedan could mean that's about to change. » 9/25/13 9:56am 9/25/13 9:56am