Small bumps expensive in mid-size SUV crash tests

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WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Eight of nine mid-size sport utility vehicles racked up big damages in low-speed collision tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Friday. The U.S. insurance institute's chief operating officer, Adrian Lund, said the makers of the SUVs tried to create a rough-and-tough image, but the vehicles' bumpers proved to be flimsy in four tests of how well their bumpers absorbed low-speed impacts. "Vehicles shouldn't sustain major damage in a minor ...

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