Only 2 of 13 small SUVs do well in crash tests

Only 2 of 13 small SUVs do well in crash tests

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DETROIT, MI (WFLA) -

Only two of 13 small SUVs are getting passing grades in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group.

Popular models such as the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Jeep Wrangler received only "marginal" or "poor" ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Subaru's 2014 Forester was the only vehicle to get a "good" rating. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport received an "acceptable" rating.

The IIHS tested crashes that cover only 25 percent of a vehicle's front end. The group's tests are more stringent than the U.S. government's full-width front crash test.

IIHS is a nonprofit research group funded by auto insurance companies. It develops crash tests to cut deaths, injuries and property damage from car and truck crashes.

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