(NBC News) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released safety ratings Wednesday, evaluating how occupants are protected in the event of a crash.
The results: side curtain airbags failed to deploy in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Ford Escape.
Those models did not perform well in the passenger-side small overlap crash test, which was introduced in 2017.
The new test mimics what happens if the corner of a vehicle collides with an object, such as a tree or another car.
Overall, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport received a “marginal” rating and the Ford Escape received a “poor” rating.
The other five SUVs received a rating of “good” on the test.
They include the BMW X1, the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Jeep Compass, the Chevy Equinox and the GMC Terrain.
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