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Also standard are structural safety features such as an energy-absorbing steering column, front and rear crumple zones, five-mph bumpers, hood-buckling creases and safety stops, and body-side reinforcements.
Front crumple zones have been increased, front air bags upgraded and reinforcements made to improve the Accent's collision management performance, especially in small overlap crashes.
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CRUMPLE ZONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crumple zone for English Language Learners
: the front part of a vehicle that is designed to bend easily in an accident so that the people inside are protected
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