Yep that is one of the reasons I got an ID.4. Newer, bigger cars are a lot safer.I'd hate to see how poorly the G1 insight performs in NHTSA's modern small overlap frontal impact test... relative safety is almost certainly going to be the reason I finally stop driving an insight (whenever that happens).
I recently bought a B13 '91 Sentra SE-R, with a SR20DET swap in it. A.K.A the Nissan Tsuru in Mexico. They decided to make the B13 chassy all the way up to 2018(2017?)where it was discontinued for being a ZERO crash rating vehicle... I stumbled across the type of crash test you are speaking about and god forbid I ever get into a crash in this thing...I'd hate to see how poorly the G1 insight performs in NHTSA's modern small overlap frontal impact test... relative safety is almost certainly going to be the reason I finally stop driving an insight (whenever that happens).
I didn't think of that... Though I'm fairly certain 98-2000 is when safety improvements really started. Better crash beams, more crumple space, airbags, all of it really kicked off in about 98+MY cars.Wow that is a night and day difference! G1 insight design is closer to 1991 than 2015.
Super visible on the Cutaway Insight (Sawbite). The passenger side was originally 'cutaway', but I had to replace it with OEM due to NHTSA bumper requirements. Still have the 'cutaway' hexagon sitting on a shelf in my garage.There are two giant hexonical crumple zones in the front of the car.
I say Insights are dangerous because they're small, old tech, only have two airbags, have no traction control, crash avoidance tech, and also the ABS is dangerously hyperactive.I've heard people talk crap about insights being dangerous because they are made up aluminum. I'm like but aluminum bends and absorbs shock better and is also three times stronger per pound than steel.