Every truck I look at has a poor rear impact rating.. (Like the 2007 Dodge ram 1500, and 2006 Ford F-150 crew cab). BUT I can't find any more info as to why it was poor.. Anyone have any info on IIHS rear impact ratings?
Beat with an ugly stick. Otherwise, freakin' awesome! Gonna sell it soon to get a minivan.Bleh. How do you like your ridgeline? I'm trying DESPERATELY to talk my DH into one, as it seems to be what we both want- He wants a truck, I want him to not drive a death trap
I know your question was for codex, but I'm jumping in too. My dad has a Ridgeline and we all love it. If I didn't need to to haul so many people, I would absolutely have one. Honda did an awesome job of overcoming the shortcomings of other trucks. The trunk in the bed is the best idea ever. The back seat folds up, giving a ton of inside storage room. Things like that make you wonder why other companies don't do the same thing. Dad's was rear ended similar to Codex's and it also just needed a bumper.Bleh. How do you like your ridgeline? I'm trying DESPERATELY to talk my DH into one, as it seems to be what we both want- He wants a truck, I want him to not drive a death trap
I don't own a big truck, I own a small car. I wouldn't delude myself into thinking that it is safer, whatever the ratings suggest. For some reason crash tests are rarely done with multiple vehicles and when they are the evidence against small vs large is apparent. Just look at a video of a toyota camry vs toyota yaris. The yaris has a 4 star frontal and yet gets obliterated by a sedan. Imagine a truck... Those safety ratings are a crock.I've heard a lot of the "Oh trucks are safer than cars, my truck would survive any crash, I don't believe the crash test ratings" stuff from multiple people this week, but the fact is that they don't perform nearly as well as cars or SUV's the exact same tests. I think people who drive big trucks say that stuff to make themselves feel better about the truck they already own, but it's misinformation.. :duck:
Safety ratings are a crock? I disagree. The ratings aren't based on the damage to the car (because that's not important), it's about the level of injury to the passengers..I don't own a big truck, I own a small car. I wouldn't delude myself into thinking that it is safer, whatever the ratings suggest. For some reason crash tests are rarely done with multiple vehicles and when they are the evidence against small vs large is apparent. Just look at a video of a toyota camry vs toyota yaris. The yaris has a 4 star frontal and yet gets obliterated by a sedan. Imagine a truck... Those safety ratings are a crock.
We looked at Chevy, Ford, and Dodge, and IIRC, Dodge was the only one with headrests in all seating positions.
There are no safety ratings on my truck vecause they're not required at that size. So I have to rely on ratings for the smaller models and extrapolate from there.
I know that bigger does not necessarily equal safer, but man, its hard not to FEEL safe in that thing. It also feels better knowing that my kids are more than six feet from the point of impact in a rear-end crash.
I can't say exactly how our truck would perform against a concrete wall, but I'll take my chances against a Prius.
(That's not meant as a dig on small cars. I would rather own a Prius than a Ram. I'm just saying that in real-world driving conditions, I'm not too concerned.)
Yeah, roll-over is pretty crummy, though.
I'd definitely want something with side airbags regardless of how big the vehicle is or how it rates. (I know that's not always a possibility, but if it came down to one with, one without, that would likely be a deciding factor.)
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