The ’03 Subaru Forester and ’03 Ford Escape with optional side airbags are the top performers in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) first side-impact crash tests. Of the 12 small ’03 model SUVs tested, the Forester and Escape earned “good” ratings, while seven others (Escape without optional side airbags, Toyota RAV4, Suzuki Grand Vitara/Vitara/Chevrolet Tracker, Land Rover Freelander, Mitsubishi Outlander, Saturn Vue, and Honda Element) earned “poor” ratings, the lowest ...

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