A new safety test, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds shocking results for a class of small SUVs.
Thirteen vehicles were tested through a rigid barrier test, and found problems with the front end of the vehicle crushing on impact. That lead to serious intrusion inside the vehicle, which in some casese can be deadly.
Only the 2014 Subaru Forester received a rating of "good." While the Mitsubishi Outlander was ranked "acceptable." The other 11 failed, with a "poor" rating in at least one category. The lowest ranked car was the Ford Escape.