Consumer Reports Withdraws Midsize SUV Recommendations

Consumer Reports Withdraws Midsize SUV Recommendations

Honda, Kia and Mazda have something particularly regrettable in common today.

Each of the three brands have a vehicle that fell out of favor with indsutry watchdog Conusmer Reports. Following a release by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that revealed poor small overlap crash test results for several mid-size SUVs, the CX-9, Pilot and Sorento have been wiped from the publication’s list of recommended vehicles.

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Each of the three receieved a “poor” rating from the Institute. Chevrolet’s Equinox and GMC Terrain siblings were the only two of nine in the category to score all “good” ratings in the test. Despite the safety results, both of those SUVs still scored too low in Consumer Reports indpeendant testing to qualify for a recommendation. Of the nine vehicles included in today’s IIHS annoucnement, only the Toyota Highlander can count the valuable accolade.


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