One thing that sometimes leads a person to decide to get an SUV is a belief that the vehicle will be safer because of its larger size. A recent crash test indicates that one class of SUVs may not be as safe as one would expect.
The class in question are midsize SUVs. In the crash test, which was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nine different models of this class of SUV were tested for how well they handled crashes in which a vehicle's front corner makes contact with an object. The test is considered to be a fairly difficult one.