Yesterday, we reported on the performances of the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee in the recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) passenger-side small overlap test. Both vehicles received poor ratings from the organization for that particular crash test.
We reached out to the respective manufacturers to get their side on this issue. Here are the statements they shared with us, in full.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: "All FCA US vehicles meet or exceed federal safety standards. FCA US vehicles are engineered to address real-world driving situations. No single test measures overall vehicle safety."
Ford Philippines: "Customer safety continues to be one of our highest priorities when we design any of our vehicles and we continually make improvements to our vehicles to help our customers stay safe on the road. Explorer has a robust structure and design that meets our own rigorous testing protocols for front, side and rear impact testing, and has earned the highest 5-star overall NCAP ratings in the U.S. as well as 'good' ratings in front and side IIHS crash test modes."
What do you guys reckon about the poor ratings for the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee for this test? Let us know in the comments.