USA Today says 2014 Subaru Forester passes the Crash Test – Ruge’s Subaru

17 May

The new test is proving to be trouble for automakers

Five small crossovers flunk the new small overlap crash test, but not the 2014 Subaru Forester.

The Forester was the only one of 13 small crossover SUVs to earn an overall rating of good in the test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport got an acceptable rating.

Rated marginal were the Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Jeep Wrangler and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Five small crossovers were rated poor included the Ford Escape, Jeep Patriot, Buick Encore, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson.

The small overlap test is meant to replicate what happens when a vehicle runs into a pole or other narrow thin object at the left or right edge.

IIHS testers say Subaru set out to pass the test.

“,,,And they succeeded,” says Joe Nolan, the Institute’s vice president for vehicle research. “This is exactly how we hoped manufacturers would respond to improve protection for people in these kinds of serious frontal crashes.”

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One Response to “USA Today says 2014 Subaru Forester passes the Crash Test – Ruge’s Subaru”

  1. matthewredder May 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Reblogged this on Boxer Powered and commented:
    This is a HUGE win for Subaru fan’s across the country. Thanks to Subaru for making an amazing vehicle, at an amazing price, with an amazing attention to safety!

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