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MIDSIZE SUVS-CRASH TESTS
Only 2 of 9 midsize SUVs get top rating in insurance industry crash tests for 2014 models
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:02 AM EDT
Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest rating in crash tests done by an insurance industry group.
The institute says 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 SUVs generally performed well on six crash tests done by the institute, but only the Equinox and Terrain got "good" ratings in a front overlap crash. That test mimics what happens when a car's front corner collides with another vehicle or an object like a utility pole.