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New BMW X1 receives score of 0 in IIHS tests, Honda, Toyota, Subaru and Volvo lead

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New BMW X1 receives score of 0 in IIHS tests, Honda, Toyota, Subaru and Volvo lead

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2646 ... destrians/

With the poor crash test ratings and now this,BMW really needs to get their act together. I've been a BMW guy for close to two decades now but once my current lease is up,that's it. More Boring cars but somehow less safe ? Usually boring at least results in better safety
The IIHS tested 11 models from the 2018 and 2019 model years. Only four completely stopped and did not crash into the pedestrian dummies—which, amazingly, feature realistic moving legs—in each of three tests. The Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, and Volvo XC40 all scored the top Superior rating. Earning the mid-grade Advanced rating were the Chevrolet Equinox, Hyundai Kona, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, and Nissan Rogue. The Mitsubishi Outlander scored the lowest Basic rating, while the BMW X1 plowed through the dummies so hard that the IIHS gave it a zero.
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BMW is doing just great. It's driving just like a BMW driver. No time to slow down for dumb poor people running across the street.
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Markham
To be fair, the X1 is just a rebadged Mini. There's nothing BMW about it.
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GTA
Misleading thread title.
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My 2017 Toyota would also score a 0 since it would plow right through the dummies too as it has none of the auto stop features.

I did enjoy the video in the link.
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I'm buying a BMW to drive, not to crash. Modern cars these days are structurally more or less very sound, the rest of the active collision mitigation features are just "nice to haves."
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X1 drivers probably wouldn't splurge on the safety package anyway
When given enough time, all threads on RFD can and will go off on a tangent.
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misc049 wrote:
Feb 25th, 2019 10:43 am
I'm buying a BMW to drive, not to crash. Modern cars these days are structurally more or less very sound, the rest of the active collision mitigation features are just "nice to haves."
That's not going to be what you're thinking when you're plowing into a snowbank covering a rock facade in your "Ultimate Driving Machine" with no safety features.

Also there is nothing "ultimate driving" about an X1. It's a little kitten with a sign that says "LION - BEWARE."
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Richmond Hill
Holy click bait!!!
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If i was plowing into a snowbank, how is the collision mitigation system going to help me? I'm assuming i'd be plowing into a snowbank due to excessive speed or poor road conditions. The mitigation system would just reduce the impact speed anyway... And no one's arguing that the X1 is a testament of the Ultimate Driving Machine.
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Anikiri wrote:
Feb 25th, 2019 11:34 am
That's not going to be what you're thinking when you're plowing into a snowbank covering a rock facade in your "Ultimate Driving Machine" with no safety features.

Also there is nothing "ultimate driving" about an X1. It's a little kitten with a sign that says "LION - BEWARE."
I believe the test was only in regards to pedestrian safety, so since everyone is a selfish driver who just wants the biggest, heavies SUV because it's "safer", we'll just keep up the mutually assured destruction of buying bigger and bigger, and damn the peds or anyone in smaller cars.

International CXT if you care about your family.

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engineered wrote:
Feb 25th, 2019 11:59 am
I believe the test was only in regards to pedestrian safety, so since everyone is a selfish driver who just wants the biggest, heavies SUV because it's "safer", we'll just keep up the mutually assured destruction of buying bigger and bigger, and damn the peds or anyone in smaller cars.

International CXT if you care about your family.

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See now that's a SUV that makes sense. Not all the mainstream garbage being sold.

They should have renamed the Canadian International Auto Show to Canadian International SUV show.
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2 years in a row now I have walked right past the Mitsubishi display. There is nothing of interest there.
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derass wrote:
Feb 25th, 2019 1:46 pm
2 years in a row now I have walked right past the Mitsubishi display. There is nothing of interest there.
But even the new eclipse?
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Feb 25th, 2019 2:49 pm
But even the new eclipse?
Is there really a new Eclipse? Or are you talking about Eclipse Cross?

Seriously Mitsubishi hasn't been relevant to since the Lancer X launched and I was a much different person then.

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