SUV Crash Tests

After an overall poor performance in low speed crash tests, the outcome for high speed tests on mid-sized SUV's was much more positive.

8 out of 9 sport utlity vehicles tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety received the highest safety rating. They include the following:

Lexus RX330
Infinity FX35
Cadillac SRX
Toyota 4Runner
Nissan Murano
Chrysler Pacifica
Honda Pilot
Mitsubishi Endeavor

The Kia Sorrento earned an acceptable rating which is the second highest.

The SUV's were ranked based on the damage they sustain in 40 mile per hour crashes.

A good rating means a seat-belted driver would not be seriously injured in a similar crash.