Originally Posted by 2014RedHemiGC
Didn't they change some of the frontal impact test methods? Seems like many SUV's suffered with the new tests.
From the news stories it looks like this new "small" overlap frontal impact is giving most everyone grief. The gist I got was that in 2012 they added this test to account for how accidents are happening now (distracted drivers vs. pure frontal smashes) which is "nicking" other cars, telephone poles etc... I guess the "medium" overlap is thought to be more of a simulation of crossing the centerline and nailing an oncoming car. I guess the car has to score Good in all 4 tests or it doesn't get "recommended". The JGC got Good in all the others but Marginal on the small overlap frontal crash test.
Looks like mfrs are scrambling to beef up the front structure (medium overlap) and the door posts (small overlap).
You want to see bad results look at the Honda Pilot.
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