DETROIT – An all-new design didn’t spare the Jeep Liberty from a poor result in low-speed crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, the compact SUV’s spare was a major contributor to its low rating. Results were more positive for other all-new ’02 vehicles, the IIHS says. Chevrolet TrailBlazer and Dodge Ram performed admirably, but the redesigned Ford Explorer showed negligible improvement compared to a previous model – a “disappointing” result, says ...

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