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New crash testing out for midsize SUVs

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(NBC News)The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put eight midsize SUVS through crashes where part of the vehicle's front end hit a five-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 miles an hour. 

"It might occur when a vehicle runs off the road and hits a pole or a tree or the edge of a bridge abutment," said Executive Vice President of IIHS.

This front overlap test resulted in "acceptable" scores for the 2018 Toyota Highlander, 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2018 Honda Pilot.

Two models came up short with a "poor rating", the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

Read More: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/11/popular-ford-and-jeep-suvs-rated-as-poor-in-latest-crash-tests.html

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