Reducing pedestrian crashes is the goal of new IIHS ratings

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Published on February 21, 2019 - Duration: 01:55s

Reducing pedestrian crashes is the goal of new IIHS ratings

Reducing pedestrian crashes is the goal of new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings of automatic emergency braking systems that can detect and brake for people on foot.

In the first tests of 2018–19 vehicles with this crash avoidance feature, 9 of 11 small SUVs evaluated earn an advanced or superior rating for pedestrian crash prevention.

The 2018–19 Honda CR-V, 2019 Subaru Forester, 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Volvo XC40 earn the highest rating of superior.

Five models earn an advanced rating.

They are the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, 2018–19 Hyundai Kona, 2019 Kia Sportage, 2018–19 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Nissan Rogue.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is rated basic, and the 2018–19 BMW X1 doesn’t receive any credit for a rating.

Pedestrian detection is standard on the Forester, RAV4, Rogue, X1 and XC40.

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