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Nissan Murano aces crash tests; Jeep, Dodge and Hyundai fare poorly
Nissan Murano aces crash tests; Jeep, Dodge and Hyundai fare poorly

Jeep, Dodge and Hyundai all performed poorly in a difficult insurance industry crash test of sport-utility vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety completed testing of seven crossovers in its small overlap test. The Nissan Murano did the best, scoring “good” across all measurements. The test evaluates what happens when 25% of a car's front end on the driver's side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph, with test dummies onboard. It simulates a wreck in which the front corner of the car hits another car or solid object. Such crashes account for nearly a quarter of frontal crashes involving serious or fatal injury, according to the...

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