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Five small crossovers flunk the new small overlap crash test, but not the 2014 Subaru Forester.

The Forester was the only one of 13 small crossover SUVs to earn an overall rating of good in the test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport got an acceptable rating.

Rated marginal were the Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Jeep Wrangler and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Five small crossovers were rated poor: the Ford Escape, Jeep Patriot, Buick Encore, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson.

The small overlap test is meant to replicate what happens when a vehicle runs into a pole or other narrow thin object at the left or right edge.

 



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