Only 4 out of 13 modern mid-size crossovers have coped with the new crash test. Many models do not provide the proper level of protection for rear passengers.
Safety experts have presented a new crash test for rear passengers, which not all mid-size crossovers have coped with. This was reported on the Carscoops website.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety intends to push automakers to bring more innovation to rear passenger protection. To this end, new tests have been developed.
The new crash test focuses on the safety of rear passengers in frontal collisions and uses a dummy that mimics a 12-year-old child. As a result, 9 out of 13 mid-size crossovers received the lowest scores.
Of all the cars tested, only four managed to hold their overall safety score. These models were Ford Explorer, Subaru Ascent, Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Ford Mustang Mach-E showed the best results among crossovers
In the test, it is important that the seat belts remain properly positioned and that the side curtain airbags work as intended. At the same time, protective equipment should not put pressure on the chest of passengers so as not to injure them.
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee received the lowest ratings for head and neck safety. The four-door Jeep Wrangler received an “unsatisfactory” rating on these criteria.
Jeep Grand Cherokee performs terribly in protecting rear passengers
The new Honda Pilot, Hyundai Palisade, Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Murano did well in protecting the driver and front passenger, but failed to keep the rear passengers safe.
Focus previously wrote that McLaren designer Frank Stephenson showed the safest child car seat in the world.
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