Nissan Maxima and Suzuki Verona Receive Marginal Ratings in Crash Tests

According to a report published today the 2005 Nissan Maxima and the Suzuki Verona received marginal ratings in crash tests. The problem concerned side impact collisions.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Chevrolet Malibu and Audi A4 its top score, good, in side impact tests of five 2005 model midsize sedans. The Volvo S60 rated the second-highest score of acceptable.
According to the report, passengers in the Nissan and Suzuki vehicles may sustain rib fractures and back injuries as a result of side impact crashes.