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Small overlap crash test stymies most midsize SUVs - IIHS News

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IIHS news release • April 8, 2014

Small overlap crash test stymies most midsize SUVs; 2 models from GM earn the only good ratings in class

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test, which continues to challenge manufacturers more than a year and a half after its introduction.

Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr...
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IIHS news release • April 8, 2014

Small overlap crash test stymies most midsize SUVs; 2 models from GM earn the only good ratings in class

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test, which continues to challenge manufacturers more than a year and a half after its introduction.

Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr... Show less

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