MINI Hardtop 2-Door an IIHS Top Safety Pick

July 20, 2018
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety knows a few things about safe cars. They’re in charge of testing them, so it comes as no surprise that the  2-door came out as a top safety pick when paired with Active Driving Assistant and LED headlights. MINI Cooper safety is a priority, which makes sure you and yours are as protected as possible on the road.

Crash Avoidance

What does the IIHS do to determine this ranking? It crashes a lot of cars. Experts have specific tests they perform. First, they analyze how good a vehicle is at avoiding a crash. Will it brake in time, how do certain elements of the car respond? They simulate real driver reactions so that the timing is the same as how a driver responds. Second, they analyze how well passengers would sustain a crash if it did occur.

Injury Avoidance

Engineers intentionally crash the car and measure how well the car and its passengers hold up. Crash test dummies are a lot more complex than they used to be and include tools like accelerometers to measure various forces exerted. Ideally, a car should absorb the impact of a crash without transferring the force of that impact to its passengers. The MINI hardtop excelled at these tests, demonstrating great strength and resilience.

Top Safety Options

MINI Cooper safety goes even further with the Active Driving Assistant. The IIHS measured that it reduces the impact of a 25 mph crash by an average of 7 mph. In many crashes, that can be the difference between major and minor injuries.

The LED headlights were also found to be good safety options. They provide more light in cornering situations and automatically dim high beams for oncoming vehicles.

The MINI hardtop 2-door is known for being a fun car with a lot of verve and attitude. It’s popular because it has so much life and energy to it. MINI Cooper safety means it doesn’t just have life – it also protects yours.

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