Muscle Cars Are Deflated. Mustang, Camaro, Challenger Struggle In Crash Tests.

Here in the U.S. the International Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) is in charge of crash testing any and every car that could be on an American roadway. The IIHS crash testing is widely regarded as some of, if not the tops in the entire industry, subjecting cars to brutal crashes with stationary walls and objects to simulate many different types of situations a motorist could get into.

For the first time, IIHS took 3 pieces of Americana motoring in the Mustang, Challenger, and Camaro and subjected them to their battery of tests. They aren’t pretty. Here are the cringe worthy crashes from the IIHS itself, as well as the ratings.

Now the Mustang and the Camaro get decent ratings, but the Challenger falls short. The Mustang seems to be the closest one to a top safety pick out of the 3. Just something else Mustang owners can lord over the rest when at a weekend meet.

(Source: YouTube)

Written by Gregson

Gregson's love affair with cars began at a young age thanks to his father who introduced him to racing. He's been a fan ever since he saw his first race live at Watkins Glen at the age of 5. He loves GT3, F1, Rally, Touring, and Le Mans styles of racing. Intermediate knowledge of internal combustion engines. Any reading done for pleasure is devoted to automotive journalism. Gregson owns a WRX and can 4-wheel drift directly into your hedges, no sweat. He currently is a Senior Copywriter for McCann Torre Lazur specializing in pharmaceutical advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kate and their dog Savannah.


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