SUVs Failing Tougher Crash Tests!

IHS Crash Test

Every so often the IHS, Insurance for Highway Safety will up its crash tests and expect auto manufacturers to improve their cars for a safer road experience for everyone. However this time something went wrong. SUVs are failing the tests at an alarming rate. This is especially worrying since SUVs are often the car of choice when looking for a practical family car. You’d want anybody in the car to be safe, especially if you end up in a collision. The problems arrive mainly from the side impact tests where many of the tested cars failed.


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How Many SUVs Failed The Test?

On average, only 1 in every 20 SUV passed the test. That’s a completely unacceptable figure, a 1:20 pass rate is incredibly risky. With this information it’s easy to come to the conclusion that if you drive SUVs you have a very slim chance of a car being regarded safe if you end up in a side collision. You may think, why has the IHS increased the test requirements? The reasoning they gave was that most midsized SUVs from 2020 – 2021 have a heavier weight and higher speed than the antiquated methods of testing accounted for. The previous test was a 3,300 pound barrier with a speed of 31 mph. The current test now is a 4,180 pound barrier going at 37 mph. These changes were enough to show us that most SUVs on the market (19 out of 20 of them) aren’t fit to survive a side crash from a car that’s a similar weight to it.

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SUVs Ranking

Below is a list of SUVs showing their safety rankings.

Acceptable rated Cars:

2021-22 Audi Q3

2021-22 Buick Encore

2021-22 Chevrolet Trax

2021-22 Honda CR-V

2021-22 Nissan Rogue

2021-22 Subaru Forester

2021-22 Toyota RAV4

2021-22 Toyota Venza

2021-22 Volvo XC40

Marginal Rating

2021-22 Chevrolet Equinox

2021-22 Ford Escape

2021-22 GMC Terrain

2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Jeep Compass

2021-22 Jeep Renegade

2021-22 Kia Sportage

2021-22 Lincoln Corsair

Poor Rating

2021-22 Honda HR-V

2020, 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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