Updated headlights put it over the top.
They barely miss the 'Plus' because of average headlights.
The Ascent also boasts excellent child seat LATCH anchor access
It joins the Kia Niro Hybrid in earning this top rating
The Sienna doesn't do too well.
But they do crash well.
It actually has good headlights available.
Headlights trip up yet another new car.
Tests show high risk of injury; here's how other midsize SUVs fared.
It's true that vehicles get a little bit safer, cumulatively, with every passing year. Each time a car, truck, SUV, or van is redesigned, the automaker can optimize it to ace the safety ratings and incorporate new features that car buyers value to help protect their families and others on the road, like pedestrians and bicyclists. But new cars are subject to more comprehensive safety testing than ever, and there's a gradient of available safety out there.
Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are climbing at an alarming rate, jumping 46 percent since reaching a low point in 2009, according to federal data. Now, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identifies some trends behind the numbers and offers some recommendations.
Ford's second-most popular vehicle by sales has failed a critical crash safety test, earning the worst safety rating of seven small SUVs tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for front passenger-side crash protection.
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IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.
The only pickup to score higher is the Honda Ridgeline.
Some cars that rated good on the driver side were less than good for a front passenger.