Some midsize cars score low on crash test

August 6, 2009 5:28:56 PM PDT
Three midsize sedans scored poorly in the latest bumper crash test, and that could end up costing you more in insurance premiums.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested seven midsize vehicles. None of the vehicles scored the highest rating of good.

But the Mazda 6 did the best with a rating of acceptable.

Scoring ratings of poor were the Nissan Maxima, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. The costs of repairing those bumpers range from $1,700 to $2,300.

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