The mid-size crossover SUV does not protect rear passengers as well as front occupants in crashes, according to the latest crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released Tuesday.
Only four of the 13 mid-size and three-row crossover SUVs tested by the IIHS earned top “Good” results in the updated test. Those vehicles were the Ford Explorer, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Subaru Ascent, and Tesla Model Y.
The Chevy Traverse, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Atlas earned “Marginal” ratings on the moderate front overlap test that simulates a head-on collision of two vehicles of similar weight traveling at just under 40 mph.
The Honda Pilot, Hyundai Palisade, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler four-door, Mazda CX-9, and Nissan Murano scored “Poor” ratings.
The update to the IIHS’ oldest test, first launched in 1995, was introduced last year to extend…