More On The SUV Crash Test

As a study shows that seats and head restraints in some trucks, minivans and SUVs don't protect drivers, how do your wheels stack up?

The head restraints in 54 larger vehicles — out of 87 tested — provided only "poor" or "marginal" protection from neck injuries in simulated rear-impact crashes conducted by the insurance industry. Just 12 were rated acceptable or "good."

Read the full report.
More information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The results of the tests, released Tuesday, found several SUVs had improved protections against whiplash, but gave poor marks to vehicles made by several leading automakers, including BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Toyota.

Neck injuries lead to 2 million insurance claims a year, costing at least $8.5 billion.
  • Christine Lagorio

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