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In pictures: Crash test results for mid-sized luxury cars

Most mid-size luxury cars performed poorly in a new frontal crash test developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The new test is designed to replicate what happens when a car strikes another car or a fixed object like a tree or utility pole. Click through the gallery to see how each car performed, and then tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

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Good or acceptable: 2012 Acura TL

Honda/Wieck

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Good or acceptable: Volvo S60

Erik-Fagerwall/Volvo

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Good or acceptable: Infiniti G

Nissan

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Marginal: 2012 Acura TSX SE

Honda/Wieck

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Marginal: BMW 3-series

BMW

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Marginal: 2012 Lincoln MKZ

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Marginal: Volkswagen CC

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Poor: Mercedes C-Class

Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars/Daimler AG

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Poor: Lexus IS 250

Bill Petro/Toyota

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Poor: Audi A4

Audi

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Poor: Lexus ES 350

Bill Petro/Toyota

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