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Top Safety Picks According to IIHS – SUVs

By Car Accident Help on August 16, 2017

car-road_SUV_3123840The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 1992 opened the Vehicle Research Center (VRC) in central Virginia. The advanced facility is the location where vehicle crash tests are conducted. The findings of the tests are then provided to consumers so they are aware of the safety performance of new vehicles entering the market.  Those cars that perform well are designated as Top Safety Picks and those with an exceptional performance are named a Top Safety Pick+.

The testing subjects the vehicles to types of collisions designed to replicate a real accident. The VRC will soon begin testing the safety features that are designed to warn the driver of an approaching collision, and the many various types of avoidance features that are entering the market.

Here are the best-performing SUVs of 2017:

  • 2017 Honda CR-V

The 2017 CR-V was restyled for the year and performed impressively. The driver space held up well under impact and the maximum intrusion for the upper interior measured 4-5 cm. It was determined that the vehicle has a low overall risk for severe bodily injury.  The front, side, and curtain airbag units all performed very well.

  • 2017 Honda Pilot

The 2017 model continued production according to the refinements instituted in 2016. The driver space remained intact following the crashes and the maximum intrusion for the upper interior measured merely 3-4 cm. Overall likelihood of severe bodily injury is low. All airbag units deployed as expected and performed well.

  • 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2017 Santa Fe remains largely the same as when it was last redesigned in 2013. It has a Sport Model with two rows of seating and an elongated three-row vehicle also. Models built after March 2016 featured an enhanced driver safety belt that tested well. The driver space remained intact and the maximum intrusion for the upper interior measured 6-9 cm. The likelihood of severe bodily injury in crashes remains low for the Santa Fe. All airbag units functioned well and provided excellent coverage.

  • 2017 Buick Envision

The driver space maintained very well and the maximum intrusion for the upper interior measured 7 cm.  Severe head and body injuries appeared unlikely in crashes. The seat belt did allow for too much forward movement following impact. The airbag units did perform as well as expected.

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