What is the updated moderate overlap front evaluation?
But, testing showed back-seat passengers would be more likely than front-seat passengers to be killed during the test. Therefore, the test was updated to include a second dummy in the backseat, representing a small woman or a child. The nine vehicles the IIHS scored poorly in the test did not protect the back-seat dummy well.
What vehicles scored poorly?
Of the 15 small SUV vehicles tested by the IIHS, nine scored poorly in the moderate overlap front evaluation. They were the Buick Encore (2021-22), Chevrolet Equinox (2021-22), Honda CR-V (2021-22), Honda HR-V (2021-22), Hyundai Tucson (2021), Jeep Compass (2021), Jeep Renegade (2021-23), Mazda CX-5 (2021-22) and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (2022-23).
What vehicles scored well?
Two of the 15 small SUVs tested in the moderate overlap front evaluation scored well in that they protected both the front seat and rear seat passenger adequately. These two vehicles were the 2022-23 Ford Escape (built after May 2022) and the 2021-23 Volvo XC40.