View Full Version : IIHS Small SUV roll over test

03-27-2009, 09:41 AM

Differences are amazing, or better said, scary. Comparing the Kia Sportage and the VW Tiguan especially. I guess in this case the premium for the VW is well invested money.

03-27-2009, 06:35 PM
Really intresting to see what cars look like after a rollover, and how they compare. The Kia Sportage pic is shocking.

03-28-2009, 02:03 PM
I don't know if it still applies or not, but it used to be that cars were held to a higher level of safety than trucks. That may be true still and if these small SUVs are considered "trucks" then manufacturers can rake in a higher profit by NOT designing to car standards. Nevertheless, it is not surprising that the Escape did not do as well as the Tiguan. The Escape is ancient after all. Hyundai/Kia had better deliver a better product in the next gen Sportage/Tucson. Conversely, Jeep has something to crow about.