Kia Soul Destroyed After High-Speed Crash While Pursued By Police In Michigan

Audi 5000

If you’ve driven a 1978-86 Audi 5000, you may have found yourself going faster than intended… while braking.

It’s baffling that this car’s idle stabilization system design flaw never led to a recall. It’s also incredible that the manufacturer kept building cars with the same issue for so many years.

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Even more puzzling is that Audi typically has a great reputation when it comes to engineering. While it’s rare, you’ll still see many of these vehicles on the road today from time to time, though hopefully not in your rearview mirror.

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Head restraints seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation

G

Dynamic rating

G

Seat/head restraint geometry

G

Technical measurements for this test Seat type Manual cloth seat Geometry Backset (mm) 18 Distance below top of head (mm) 5 Seat design parameters Pass/fail Pass Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5 Head contact time (ms) 52 Force rating 1 Neck forces Max neck shear force (N) Max neck tension (N) 281

How the head restraint & seat test is conductedCurrently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2020-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Kia Soul LX wagon

The Kia Soul was redesigned for the 2020 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Hyundai/Kia as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation

G

Structure and safety cage

G

Driver injury measures
Head/neck

G

Chest

G

Leg/foot, left

G

Leg/foot, right

G

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

G

Technical measurements for this test Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side Test ID VTF1912 Footwell intrusion Footrest (cm) 8 Left (cm) 15 Center (cm) 13 Right (cm) 5 Brake pedal (cm) 7 Instrument panel rearward movement Left (cm) 1 Right (cm) Steering column movement Upward (cm) 1 Rearward (cm) -1 A-pillar rearward movement (cm) Driver injury measures Test ID VTF1912 Head HIC-15 235 Peak gs at hard contact no contact Neck Tension (kN) 1.1 Extension bending moment (Nm) 14 Maximum Nij 0.25 Chest maximum compression (mm) 32 Legs Femur force – left (kN) 0.2 Femur force – right (kN) 1.1 Knee displacement – left (mm) 1 Knee displacement – right (mm) Maximum tibia index – left 0.38 Maximum tibia index – right 0.28 Tibia axial force – left (kN) 1.2 Tibia axial force – right (kN) 1.0 Foot acceleration (g) Left 46 Right 84

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Experts weigh in on the merits of the Kia Soul

It’s never enough just to see a list of features when making your car-buying decisions. Instead, it’s best to get the word from industry experts who have put the vehicle to the test. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) deemed the 2020 Kia Soul worthy of its Top Safety Pick honor. Notably, this only applies to models equipped with the vehicle’s front-crash prevention systems and specific headlights. The 2021 iteration has not been tested at the time of this writing.

Meanwhile, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) isn’t as keen on the crossover. The organization gave the 2021 Soul a four-star safety rating (out of five), with the most concern in front crashes and rollover risk.

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Hyundai Veloster Turbo

This cheap, zippy sports car is a blast to drive, which may be why it ended up on this list. It’s got the same fatal accident rate as the Nissan Versa Note, but performed better on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash tests.

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The Hyundai Veloster Turbo scored an overall score of five stars in terms of collision safety. From each angle and seat the vehicle never scored below four stars, so what gives? Regardless, Hyundai decided to redesign the 2019 model of the Veloster Turbo. The NHTSA has yet to release test results for the updated model.

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