Fresh crash tests IIHS: the result is unexpected

Fresh crash tests IIHS: the result is unexpected

A number of compact SUVs took part in the tests: the BMW X1, Chevrolet Equinox and its turned option GMC Terrain, Jeep Compass, Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Ford Escape in the test for impact with a small overlap on the passenger side.

Recall, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Ford Escape sold in then market called the ASX and Kuga, respectively. By the way, results they are not impressed.

The IIHS added to the program impact passenger side in 2017 from automakers, which reinforced the front part of their machines asymmetrically – especially for crash tests. This test has become mandatory to receive a Top Safety Pick rating.

None of these models are unable to earn maximum scores in the tests. However, BMW models, Chevrolet, GMC, Jeep, and Mitsubishi Outlander received an acceptable rating (acceptable), which is enough for the standards of the IIHS. In the rest of the tests themselves are best expressed BMW X1 and Mitsubishi Outlander, then as a Chevrolet, GMC and Jeep scored on the ball is less for the protection of the right tibia and foot passenger.

Crossover Ford proved from the negative side – the offset of the a-pillar at the upper door hinge was 270 mm ago, which exceeds the displacement of the driver’s side twice. In addition, the door from the impact jammed inside the cockpit to 100 mm, holding the hip of the mannequin with the front panel. According to the staff of the Institute, such damage can cause serious injuries, so the level of safety of the car they rated as weak.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport strut has shifted to 220 mm, but receiving serious injuries in this car is equally likely, which is why he was been graded on my phone. However, curtain airbags have a “Japanese” was useless – it didn’t work when you hit the head of the dummy glanced off the frontal airbag and struck the inside of the door. The two evaluated systems hold and three crash test in General. By the way, Ford also didn’t work blind, but the best proved to cushion the head of the dummy was able to avoid contact with solid surfaces.

Institute IIHS emphasizes the inadequacy of the results, focusing on non airbag cars that for the 2018 model year looks strange. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Ford Escape have joined the list of the worst results of the strike of the passenger side, where the Subaru Forester (marginal – “three” and Toyota RAV4 (poor – grade).

Previously portal “” to figure out whether the crossovers are safer cars.