The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed troubling crash test results for several popular large SUVs, stating that models such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, and Jeep Wagoneer fell short of achieving top safety awards.

In recent tests conducted by IIHS, each vehicle confronted issues in specific areas. The Jeep Wagoneer received a "Good" rating in the small overlap front crash test but exhibited a modest risk to the driver’s left foot and ankle with minor cabin intrusion.

Conversely, both the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition presented alarming challenges. The Tahoe was rated "Acceptable" in the same test yet showed substantial injury risks to both driver and passenger lower limbs along with significant cabin intrusion towards the bottom. The Expedition performed even more poorly, earning a "Marginal" rating with extensive cabin damage and heightened risks of leg injuries to the driver.

Further testing exposed additional weaknesses in other models. In moderate overlap crash tests, both Ford Expedition and Jeep Wagoneer garnered only "Marginal" ratings presenting fairly high chest injury risks. The Chevrolet Tahoe scored lowest with a "Poor" rating due to elevated threats of head and neck lesions during collisions.

Specific evaluations on the Chevrolet Tahoe extended to its headlight performance and pedestrian safety features leading to more unsatisfactory findings. Its headlights produced excessive glare issues along with compromised visibility on low beams particularly on the right side. Additionally, its pedestrian safety measures performed adequately during daylight but faltered in darker conditions.


Vehicle Small Overlap Front Updated Moderate Overlap Front Side Impact Headlights Front Crash Prevention: Pedestrian Seat belt reminders LATCH ease of use
2023-2024 Jeep Wagoneer Good Marginal Good Good / Acceptible Good Marginal Good+
2023-2024 Chevrolet Tahoe Acceptible Poor Good Poor Marginal Acceptable Good+
2023-2024 Ford Expedition Marginal Marginal Good Marginal Good Good Acceptable


"These discouraging results show that some popular vehicles still lag behind in meeting the most advanced safety standards," said Raul Arbelaez, IIHS vice president of the Vehicle Research Center. "The good news is that the top performer in this class proves that automakers can readily address these problems."

Source: IIHS

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving