Tuesday, October 23, 2007

SUVs Receive Marginal Ratings for Side Impacts

Tests by the insurance industry revealed that some sport utility vehicles don't provide the side-impact protection that many consumers expect.

According to reports released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2008 --

Chevrolet TrailBlazer,

Jeep Grand Cherokee,

Nissan Pathfinder, and

Nissan Xterra.

All of these vehicles received marginal ratings in the institute’s 31 mph side-impact testing. Vehicles evaluated by the institute are rated good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on the results of testing.

Ken Thomas, The Washington Post 10/11/2007 Read Article: The Washington Post

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