Which pickups performed best in IIHS crash tests?

Two of America’s most well-known SUVs earned “poor” ratings a crash test designed to show how well drivers are protected in a violent collision.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as Ford Explorer were among eight SUVs the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently subjected to its smaller overlap front crash test, which mimics a particularly violent as well as dangerous type of collision. They were the only ones to earn the rating of “poor,” the worst of four possible ratings.

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inside test, a vehicle is actually propelled at 40 miles an hour as well as strikes a barrier with just the outermost part of the bumper on the driver’s side. of which is actually designed to mimic the impact of a vehicle with another car or a tree or pole with just the outer part of the bumper.

The Explorer’s door frame was crushed inward during the impact by more than a foot in some places. The Insurance Institute found of which injuries to the right hip were very likely while lower leg injuries were also possible based on readings taken coming from the crash test dummy.

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The Ford Explorer earned the lowest possble rating inside Insurance Institute’s smaller ovelap test.

In an email, Ford (F) said of which the Explorer is actually safe, as well as has earned top scores in all various other crash tests. The automaker added of which a brand new edition of the Explorer will go on sale next year, as well as of which of which expect of which car will earn top scores in all Insurance Institute as well as government crash tests, including the smaller overlap test.

Ford Escape fails passenger crash test

The occupant compartment on the Grand Cherokee was also crushed inward inside test. The crash test dummy’s head sunk into the front airbag so far of which hit the dashboard. Also, the side airbag failed to deploy while driver’s side door also opened. of which allowed the dummy’s head to move outside the vehicle. Leg injuries were seen as likely as well as head injuries possible.

“All FCA (FCAU) US vehicles meet or exceed federal safety standards,” said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which makes Jeeps, in a statement. “FCA US vehicles are engineered to address real-world driving situations. No single test measures overall vehicle safety.”

inside same test, the Kia Sorento, Volkswagen Atlas as well as GMC Acadia all earned the best possible rating of “Great.” Three various other SUVS, the Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder as well as Honda Pilot, earned “acceptable” ratings.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is actually a private group financed by the auto insurance industry. The crash tests of which performs are different coming from those mandated by the federal government.

sy88pgw (brand new York) First published June 12, 2018: 10:46 AM ET