Coda Sedan EV Only Gets 4-Star Crash Safety Rating from NHTSA [Video]
The NHTSA has recently re-tested the Coda, after having done so previously, but without doing a side impact test, as the EV had faulty side and curtain airbags. Now, with all the boxes checked, the Coda got a decent overall score of four stars, but it failed to achieve the maximum score due to a poor showing in the frontal impact test, where it only managed to get a lowly two stars.
Apparently, the driver dummy recorded very chance of injuries resulting from sudden deceleration, despite the fact that looking at the video, we can see that the A-pillar does not bend, the airbags deploy as expected, and the overall structure of the car seems pretty stable. Still, with a four-star rating, the car will still sell, but the fact that it did not get the maximum score will most likely deter a lot of potential buyers.