Auto Transport Quote Services is all about giving reliable service and making sure our customers are safe when we are transporting their car to another state. This information is for our customers who have purchased a new SUV in the past 9 months. Does your new vehicle pass crash tests? If you have purchased the completed redesigned Nissan Murano then you have the best crash test rated SUV according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It earned the Top Safety Pick Plus. What that means is common language is that it is exceptional in front, overlap front, side crash, roof strength, head restraints and crash avoidance technology. Previous generations of the Nissan Murano had a weaker roof so it was never a Top Pick, but with the new generation Nissan really went to work to make this Murano the best it ever made.
The Ford Flex was ranked number 2. The reason it was number 2 was injury measures were only judged as good across the board, but was just short of the Murano. Other vehicles in the crash testing were the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Dodge Durango, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jeep Cherokee (among others of course). The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited scored better than the Flex in the front overlap with a small offset, but scored much worse in many of the other categories. The Jeep Wrangler line has always had bad rollover protection with the roof the way that it is and side tests were never excellent with the way the Jeep is made.
The Dodge Durango and Cherokee were among the worst in their class. They were poor on the front small overlap crash tests. Cherokee scored better in the other categories, but for a newer model it should have scored better. The Durango is an older model, but still no excuses. The Hyundai Santa Fe scored in the middle of the pack. It is about a 50/50 score with this vehicle. Half of the tests it scored a Good rating whereas the other half were not stellar for a newer model SUV.
Lets give a round of applause to the Nissan Murano for being the best in it’s class. On the other hand, if you own one of the lower ranked models please remember these categories the next time you purchase a vehicle so we do not fall into the same trap again. We wish everyone to be safe on the roads because that makes for a better world.