Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer Get Worst Ratings in Crash Test

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By Peter Valdes-Dapena

Two of America’s most popular SUVs performed badly in a crash test designed to show how well front-seat passengers are protected in a violent collision.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer were among eight SUVs the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently subjected to its small overlap front crash test, which mimics a particularly violent and dangerous type of collision. They were the only ones to earn the rating of “poor,” the worst