SUV crash test results released

February 26, 2008 9:55:36 AM PST
How safe are the SUV's currently on the market? The results of the latest crash tests are in.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested nine midsize SUV's. Only one vehicle earned the highest rating in front, side and rear crash tests -- the redesigned 2009 Nissan Murano.

Three SUV's earned the lowest rating of poor, in rear crash tests: the Hummer H3, Jeep liberty and Mitsubishi Endeavor.

However, despite the poor ratings, the Insurance Institute says overall, the safety of SUV's is improving.