Vehicle safety and crashworthiness is crucial when consumers are looking to purchase midsize sports utility vehicles (SUVs.) Front end collisions are a priority in the automobile insurance industry and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that one quarter of car accident injuries and fatalities involved in front end car crashes occur in small overlap circumstances. The IIHS started performing small overlap front crash tests on SUVs in 2012 and discovered that many models continue to struggle with the test.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety assigns three ratings for crashworthiness evaluations: good, acceptable, or marginal. Seven SUV models were tested, and only three earned a “good” rating. The Fiat Chrysler Jeep Wrangler, Ford Flex and Nissan Murano came out on top. The Nissan Murano landed a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS because the SUV earned a “superior” rating for front crash prevention.
The small overlap front test crash replicates a minor car accident wherein the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or object (guard rail, utility pole, tree, etc.) In this test, the midsize SUV moves at 40 mph when it strikes a rigid barrier. The front of a vehicle is the most vulnerable and some SUVs fail to protect passengers when the primary structures designed to manage the impact collapse or shift.
Impact from car accidents cause the dashboard or compartments to collapse, intrude, or shift on its occupants. Driver and passenger car accident injuries can extend from the feet and lower legs, up to the hips and knees.
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