Firstly, we have the Hyundai Accent, which comes out with a respectable three-star safety rating:
As you can see from the video above, a side impact in the Hyundai is not a pain-free experience.
The German made Ford Focus shows the benefits of Side & Curtain airbags, the Focus receives a five-star safety rating.
Are side & curtain airbags worth the additional cash? We think so!