The five most watched US crash tests of 2022

The five most watched US crash tests of 2022

The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its five most viewed crash test videos of 2022, showing what it takes to achieve a top safety rating.


The umbrella organization for new car crash testing in the US has released a compilation of its most viewed videos of 2022.

In an uploaded video youtube The montage from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) features five short clips that the company claims were the most watched on its channel last year, although not every clip has been released in the past 12 months.

One of the clips features a 2013 Chevrolet Spark crash test (previously sold in Australia as Holden Barina Spark), which currently ranks as the channel’s fifth most-watched video of all time with more than 5.3 million views.



The compilation also includes a vision of the Ford Bronco (uploaded in December 2021later overtaken by a series of crash test clips in 2022), as well as the Tesla Model Y published on December 22, 2021with 283,000 views.

You can watch the official IIHS Top Five video hereor read below our list of the top five most viewed US crash tests uploaded last year.



In December 2022, the Rivian R1T received a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, becoming the first electric pickup truck to receive this rating and one of only two US pickup trucks to earn this award, closing the Toyota Tundra 2022 petrol-electric hybrid with crew cab.

Since the video was uploaded on December 17, 2022, it has been viewed almost 240,000 times, the most of any IIHS crash test for new vehicles in the past year.

2. The IIHS is testing… itself – 198,000 views

To find out if its equipment could withstand the challenges of increasingly heavier electric vehicles, the IIHS loaded an old Ford F-150 with extra weight and sent the 4100 kg pickup to its frontal crash test wall.



The heaviest vehicle tested by the IIHS to date was able to reach the 40 mph threshold used for frontal barrier tests before hitting the wall and denting its nose while the extra weight on the truck bed flew forward and in the cabin cracked.

IIHS not only demonstrated that its equipment can handle vehicles in excess of 4000kg, but also demonstrated why securing a load is so important.

3. 2022 Subaru BRZ – 170,000 views

The second generation Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86/GR86 twins also received a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, with the sports car’s strong performance underscored by its small overlap driver’s side crash test.



A later uploaded video Facebook from the IIHS detailed how the Subaru BRZ protected the driver’s feet despite rearward movement of the front wheel, while its roof and headrests also achieved good results.

4. 2022 Jeep Wrangler – 153,000 views

Having faced the IIHS’ small driver-side overlap twice since 2015, Jeep didn’t expect its Wrangler SUV to tip over a second time when it was tested last year.

In a repeat of his Exam 2019 Using the same criteria, the facelifted Jeep Wrangler once again tipped over, leading to a “marginal” finding from the IIHS as well as criticism from the public at the youtube Comment section of the video.



While the 2019 video has amassed almost 1.25 million views, the novelty of seeing an off-road icon roll over seems to have waned as last year’s clip barely exceeded 150,000 views.

5. 2022 Subaru Outback – 96,000 views

If you’ve always wondered what it’s like to spin in a Subaru Outback at 40 mph, it seems nearly 100,000 other internet users were wondering the same thing.

In contrast to the previous videos, which mostly focused on the small driver’s side overlap tests, the Subaru Outback proved to be the most watched video of the IIHS side crash test, showing a 1905 kg SUV-height barrier falling at 59, 5 km/h is projected. h to the test vehicle.

The impact managed to lift the driver’s side of the Outback off the ground, despite the side and curtain airbags protecting the occupants, resulting in another IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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