I have to admit that one of the most common things I hear from people when they talk about my MINI is, "It's so small. How can it be safe?"
The answer - pure engineering and forethought.
Pictured below are the results of the IIHS (International Institute for Highway Safety) 40 MPH offset head-on collision tests of both vehicles. The pictures speak for themselves. It's clear that the driver in an F-150 would susstain serious, if not, life-threatening injuries while the Cooper driver would apparently walk away with few if any injuries. You can read more here with links to the IIHS stats on both vehicles.
So bigger is not always better...
Posted by todd at May 29, 2004 05:10 PM