Ten midsize cars earn good passenger-side crash test ratings from IIHS

10 out of 13 midsize cars earn good ratings in new passenger-side crash tests

10 out of 13 midsize cars earn good ratings in new passenger-side crash tests

Subaru continues to excel when it comes to having the safest vehicles in America.

A highway safety group has added a new crash test to make sure a front-seat passenger is just as protected as the driver in certain type crashes.

Among the first group of vehicles tested in the new passenger-side small overlap front crash test, both the 2018 Outback and Legacy earned a rating of good, the highest possible in the test, with the IIHS singling out the Outback as one of the top performers.

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A "good" or "acceptable" passenger-side rating is required for a vehicle to qualify for the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, and reassuringly, 10 of the 13 vehicles tested were deemed "good" by the Insurance Institute's safety boffins.

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson offered equal protection for the driver and passenger in the front seat according to the testing, i.e. earning a "good" rating while the others scored poor or acceptable.

The test follows a 2016 IIHS report that published the results of passenger-side small overlap tests of small SUVs with good driver side ratings. Subaru announced today, two of their vehicles, aced a new passenger crash test.

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IIHS engineers initially focused on driver-side protection because every vehicle on the road has a driver, but not every vehicle has a passenger. She goes on to say, "The safety belt and front and side curtain airbags worked together to keep the (crash test) dummy in place, and measures taken from the dummy showed there would be a low risk of injury in a similar real-world crash".

The 2018 Subaru Outback and Legacy, along with the 2018 Crosstrek, WRX, Forester and Impreza (when equipped with optional EyeSight and specific headlights), achieved a 2017 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.

Check out the IIHS video below as Becky Mueller talks about the new passenger crash testing.

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Once manufacturers solved the small overlap problem on the driver side, the Institute wanted to see them use that know-how on the passenger side as well.

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