[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Honda will be showing a Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
The 1.5T in the 2018 Accord has VTEC!
More.......................
Honda Urban EV Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda Reports August 2017 Auto Sales
More.......................
Some Civic Type Rs are overheating on track
More.......................
Spied on the STREET! Next Gen RDX
More.......................
Acura Reveals Striking New Design for 2018 Acura RLX; Debut Set for Monterey Automotive Week
More.......................
Today's Reading Links --> Re: H2 fueling stations cheaper than charging stations...
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Acura falls to below average in CR quality survey
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Mustang GT gets new Level 2 Performance Pack
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: 10AT for TLX
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: C&D Test - Honda Accord 2.0T Touring 10AT
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> When Honda Rocked
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2017 United States Grand Prix - Spoilers
Join Discussion......
MDX --> Re: Did it - mdx hybrid
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: PROUD owners of the 10th gen Si?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Proud new owner of...
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Kia Stinger - RWD
Join Discussion......
S2000 --> Re: Ehh. Need S2000 technical help
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: I saw my first 2018 Accord
Join Discussion......
Honda Element receives "good" bumper ratings in IIHS test
 Date: March 18, 2003 23:15
 Submitted by:  dydx
 Source: www.hwysafety.org/news_releases/2003/pr031803.htm
 Credibility Rating: N/A


"It's a stark contrast between the two small SUVs," Lund notes. "Both the Element and the Outlander are brand new designs. There was an opportunity for both Mitsubishi and Honda to put a priority on the bumper designs so the owners of these vehicles wouldn't be hit with big repair bills after minor impacts. Honda did so, and it also built in aspects of the bumper intended to protect pedestrians. Mitsubishi didn't pay any attention to damage resistance in designing the bumpers on the Outlander, so owners are going to be spending a lot of money for repairs."

But the Acura RL, along with the other luxury cars tested, receives a 'poor' rating. Interesting about the Volvo XC90, too. They reinforce the the roof with boron steel to save passengers in the even of a rollover, but they can't design bumpers that work.

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Your Feedback
Date Subject User
03-20-2003 23:50
Where does it say "good"   (Score: 1, Normal)
i-vtec i-rule
03-24-2003 21:14
Re: Where does it say "good"   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
03-27-2003 00:06
Re: Where does it say "good"   (Score: 1, Normal)
i-vtec i-rule
03-19-2003 07:42
Bumper crop of good news   (Score: 1, Normal)
onecrx
03-19-2003 16:11
Re: Bumper crop of good news   (Score: 1, Normal)
dylan
03-19-2003 16:14
Re: Bumper crop of good news   (Score: 1, Normal)
dylan
03-19-2003 19:58
Re: Bumper crop of good news   (Score: 1, Normal)
i-vtec i-rule
03-19-2003 21:20
Re: Bumper crop of good news   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
03-21-2003 15:43
hey spell checker   (Score: 1, Normal)
mditty
03-19-2003 08:48
Insurance   (Score: 1, Normal)
hpower
03-19-2003 16:10
Re: Insurance   (Score: 1, Normal)
dylan
03-20-2003 01:59
Re: Insurance   (Score: 1, Normal)
withoutasol
03-19-2003 16:17
Re: Insurance   (Score: 1, Normal)
dylan
03-19-2003 20:45
Re: Insurance   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
03-20-2003 08:42
Re: Insurance   (Score: 1, Normal)
hpower
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy