The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published the results of a new series of tests with the impact of the barrier of 25% of the front of the car. This time the test was attended by seven crossovers and SUV: Nissan Murano, Ford Flex, Jeep Wrangler, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Dodge Journey.
Test with a 25 percent overlap simulates a collision with another vehicle traveling in the opposite lane, tree or mast lighting. The test is performed at a speed of 65 km / h.
According to the results of tests the best result recorded at the Nissan Murano (“good”). Taking into account the results of other tests IIHS, in particular, checks on the strength of the roof, the car has received the highest rating in the classification of the organization – Top Safety Pick Plus.
SUV Jeep Wranger also received a rating of “Good” in crash tests with a 25 percent overlap, but the lack of a fixed hardtop stop the car to get the total ranking Top Safety Pick Plus.
The second-highest score in the current test went crossover Ford Flex – the result of “acceptable” directly to the test with the 25-percent barrier, and the overall result of Top Safety Pick – Organization recommends this car, but the car with a rating of Top Safety Pick Plus is preferable.
Minimum, but communicating the results showed the model Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Durango. The only evaluation “Poor” – at Dodge Journey, also known as the Fiat Freemont. Experts IIHS negatively responded about the structural integrity of the car body – damaging impact on the results were too severe.
Recall, IIHS conducts tests with a bang on the floor a small area since 2012. In the first such tests many popular models from the major manufacturers have received a bad evaluation.