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05-16-2013, 04:51 PM
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/insurance+institute+for+highway+safety/) introduced its new small overlap frontal crash test (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/small+overlap+frontal+crash+test/) last year, and while a number of cars have passed the test with an "Acceptable" rating, the 2014 Subaru Forester (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/forester/) is the first vehicle to ace the test with a "Good" rating. A total of 13 small crossovers and SUVs were subjected to the more rigorous testing procedure, and only the Forester and the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (http://www.autoblog.com/mitsubishi/outlander+sport/) drove off with the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Two of the worst-performing vehicles that were called out in this group were the Nissan Rogue (http://www.autoblog.com/nissan/rogue/) and Jeep Wrangler (http://www.autoblog.com/jeep/wrangler/), which were the only two not to receive a Top Safety Pick Rating. The Jeep Patriot (http://autoblog.com/jeep/patriot/) did earn that distinction despite not performing well in the small overlap test. To be named a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn top ratings in front, side, rear and roof-strength tests, while a Top Safety Pick+ requires four out of five to be "Good" ratings with the fifth no worse than "Acceptable;" the Forester received "Good" ratings in all five tests. Scroll down (http://www.thesubaruforum.com/2013/05/16/subaru-forester-first-to-ace-difficult-new-iihs-crash-test-w-v/#continued) for a video showing how the Forester and some of its competitors performed in the small overlap test, along with a press release.Continue reading Subaru Forester first to ace difficult, new IIHS crash test [w/video] (http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/16/subaru-forester-first-to-ace-difficult-new-iihs-crash-test-w-v/)
Subaru Forester first to ace difficult, new IIHS crash test [w/video] (http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/16/subaru-forester-first-to-ace-difficult-new-iihs-crash-test-w-v/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Thu, 16 May 2013 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.thesubaruforum.com/rss-term-of-use/).
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