- NHTSA collision test proves five stars for the front passenger seat and four for the driver’s seat
In a recent head-on collision test conducted by the NHTSA, Kia’s midsize sedan SPECTRA won five stars, the highest safety level, for its front passenger seat.
The NHTSA, world’s most authoritative organization in the field of automobile safety testing, has recently tested 21 models of automobiles currently sold in the US market. According to the test result, Ford’s Windstar and Chrysler’s Sebring won five stars for both the front passenger seat and the driver’s seat, while Kia’s SPECTRA and Nissan’s Frontier won five and four respectively.
The NHTSA has conducted the collision test since 10 years ago to measure the safety level of automobiles, with a ranking of stars from one (least safe) to five (safest) judging the safety level. The head-on collision test is carried out with a car running at a speed of 35 miles an hour, and measures the influence of the collision on passenger safety.