Insurance industry crash tests show few 2014 midsize SUVs get top rating

See just cause it is an SUV doesn’t mean it’s safer.

Global News

DETROIT – Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest rating in crash tests done by an insurance industry group.

The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, both made by General Motors, received the highest “good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Toyota Highlander got the second-best “acceptable” rating in tests of 2014 models.

But the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner and Ford Explorer got “marginal” ratings, while the Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot all were rated “poor.”

The ratings are based on six crash test measurements done by the institute. Only the Equinox and Terrain got “good” ratings in a front overlap crash that mimics what happens when a car’s front corner collides with another vehicle or an object like a utility pole. In the test, 25 per cent of a vehicle’s front end on the driver’s side strikes a rigid barrier at 40…

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