Crash tests show truck results

February 11, 2009 5:33:34 PM PST
If you are buying a pickup truck, you'll want to hear about new crash tests. They found poor side impact protection for some large pickups.

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There was video released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that shows while some large pickups did well, others provided only marginal or poor protection in side impact crashes even though they are fairly heavy and had side air bags.

Here's how they ranked for side impact protection: the institute gave good marks to the Honda Ridgeline, Ford's F150 and Toyota Tundra.

But it gave poor marks to the Nissan Titan and General Motors' Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Regardless, both Nissan and General Motors said their trucks do meet or exceed federal standards and one test does not determine overall safety.

News release for truck results: click here

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: www.iihs.org

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