Several Ford and Jeep SUVs May Have Some Serious Problems

The nonprofit put eight different vehicles through a passenger side small overlap test. In other words, a collision involving the front corner of a vehicle and another object like a car or tree. Of the eight midsize SUV’s tested ONLY the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee managed to get “poor” ratings. During testing, the Explorer’s structure collapsed, resulting in a 15-inch intrusion. While the Grand Cherokee’s experienced an intrusion of only 10 inches, the passenger dummy’s head hit the dashboard through the front airbag. It then continued to move around the vehicle due to the side curtain airbag failing to deploy.      Meanwhile, the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder all passed with acceptable ratings. But it was the GMC Acadia, Kia Sorento and Volkswagen Atlas that scored the good rating. Are you shocked by these results? Know anyone who has one of these SUV’s? Tag ‘em in the comments.

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