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A long-held “safe” car brand received poor test ratings in a new crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in results made public today.

In a recent session testing 18 mid-sized family cars including the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, among others, the new Toyota Camry as well as the Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon both earned poor ratings in a 40 mph crash test.

The researchers tested vehicles striking a crash barrier where just a small portion of the front bumper on the driver’s side hit the barrier. The small overlap frontal crash test focuses the power of a collision on the weakest areas of the body.

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