America's love affair with muscle cars is growing stronger, but a new report gave these vehicles mixed grades when it comes to protecting passengers from one of the deadliest and most common collisions.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ran the Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger through a series of crash tests to see how their safety stacks up against their power. While the institute said the overall results were encouraging, none of the models performed well enough to earn a "top safety pick" rating.
The mixed findings come as Americans are purchasing more of these vehicles, which are being built with even more power.
"We are pleased with the fact that the results weren't bad," IIHS President Adrian Lund said. "We haven't tested this group before and you never know what automakers are doing with vehicles that you haven't tested."