The 5 Most Viewed IIHS Crash Tests in 2022

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If you’re shopping for a new or used car, it never hurts to see how your prospective vehicle will perform in the event of an unfortunate crash. Crash test videos are fun to watch, whether you’re in the car market or not. The folks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put together the five most watched crash tests of the past year, and the results were amazing. Inspect them in the video here and list below.

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The Jeep Wrangler is an off-road monster, but its high center of gravity doesn’t make it up best when it comes to a small front overlap crash test. As you can see in the video above, or read the entire IIHS report here, Jeep’s Wrangler doesn’t exactly pass the test with flying colors. IIHS awarded the ’21 Wrangler a marginal rating for front overlap crash test.

Like the Jeep’s Wrangler, the Ford Bronco’s high center of gravity makes it excellent at overcoming obstacles but requires a few points in certain crash scenarios. Though, as you can see in the video, the Bronco did a better job in the front overlap test than its cross-town rival. IIHS gave the Bronco a good rating on the small front overlap test—better than the Jeep.

Subaru is ushering in the second-generation BRZ with the 2022 model year, so it’s only natural for it to be a sports coupe fans flocked to his crash test video. Between curiosity and legitimate market research, it makes sense to see how the reengineered coupe would perform in a crash.

Admittedly, this one is a head-scratcher. The Chevrolet Spark is out of production, and the 2013 model hasn’t been as relevant since its launch. Though, one of the many motivating factors driving people to watch the test could be the car’s skyrocketing prices, prompting buyers to opt for more affordable options that were previously undetectable. Or, as one commenter noted, the video could have been pushed to an audience by YouTube’s algorithms. Regardless, Spark received an Acceptable rating in 2013.

Recent entry for Tesla’This lineup of cars was the most-viewed IIHS crash test of the past year, according to the safety organization. The battery-electric compact crossover received good damage ratings from IIHS and amassed over 276,000 views since testing took place on YouTube.

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