Posted Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 9:45pm

Only One Small SUV Earned A Good Rating In New Crash Prevention Test

In an updated test that evaluated the performance of the crash avoidance systems of 10 popular, small SUVs, few models excelled. Only the 2023-24 Subaru Forester earned a good rating.

The first results of the new vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention testing program, aimed to encourage automakers to improve crash avoidance systems, were announced on Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit financed by the insurance industry.

“The vast majority of new vehicles now come with automatic emergency braking,” David Harkey, the Insurance Institute’s president, said in a statement, “and our research shows the technology prevents as many as half of all front-to-rear crashes. This new, tougher evaluation targets some of the most dangerous front-to-rear crashes that are still happening.”