2014 Nissan LEAF Scores Poor In IIHS Small Overlap Test – Video + Images
While the 2014 Chevy Volt scored acceptable in the IIHS small overlap crash test, thus maintaining its Top Safety Pick + status, the Nissan LEAF didn’t fare nearly as well:
“Electric vehicles have a unique challenge in the small overlap test because of their heavy batteries. The Volt performed reasonably well, earning an acceptable rating, while the Leaf struggled.”
States the IIHS.
The small overlap test has proven to be difficult to pass for most vehicles available today. The Nissan LEAF is no exception. Its poor score means that Nissan will surely have some work ahead in trying to get it at least to the acceptable rating in the years ahead.
Images of the LEAF struggling through this test are seen below:
And this is what the LEAF’s poor small overlap rating looks like on video: