Only 2 Land EV SUVs 2023 IIHS Top Safety Pick Crash Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is releasing its 2023 crash test results and the EVs are disappointing. Only two SUVs have earned Top Safety Pick+ ratings. Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and Tesla’s Model Y topped the midsize SUV category out of 13 eligible. The IIHS says the SUV lineup has “inadequate forward collision protection for passengers seated in the back.”

What other midsize SUVs have won this IIHS safety category?

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2023 IIHS Mustang Mach-e EV crash test | IIHS

Additionally, the Mustang Mach-E was the only midsize SUV to earn top scores in all IIHS crash categories. The Tesla Model Y shares an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating, but only scored an acceptable grade on “Rear Passenger Restraints and Kinetics.” While drivers are afforded the safest protections, IIHS President David Harkey says “only a few extend that level of safety to the back seat.”

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