Pedestrian crash prevention ratings

IIHS rates vehicles for pedestrian crash prevention, an extension of front crash prevention. This technology is able to detect and brake for pedestrians, and, in some cases, issue a warning to prompt a driver response before automatic braking is engaged. Ratings are based on each system's performance in a series of track tests at 12, 25 and 37 mph. Vehicles with qualifying pedestrian crash prevention performance can be rated basic, advanced or superior.

Currently rated vehicles

Pedestrian crash prevention - superior

Superior

2018-19 Honda CR-V
2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Volvo XC40

Pedestrian crash prevention - advanced

Advanced

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
2018-19 Hyundai Kona
2019 Kia Sportage
2018-19 Mazda CX-5
2019 Nissan Rogue

Pedestrian crash prevention - basic

Basic

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

Pedestrian crash prevention - not qualified

No credit

2018-19 BMW X1

Pedestrian test scenarios

Perpendicular child pedestrian test

Perpendicular child: Child runs into road; parked vehicles obstruct view — tests run at 12 and 25 mph

Perpendicular adult pedestrian test

Perpendicular adult: Adult walks across road — tests run at 12 and 25 mph

Parallel adult pedestrian test

Parallel adult: Adult in right lane near edge of road, facing away from traffic — tests run at 25 and 37 mph

How points are assigned

For each test scenario, vehicles are awarded points based on the average speed reduction during five test runs. An additional point is awarded in the 37 mph parallel scenario to vehicles that warn the driver at least 2.1 seconds before impact.

Total points for the perpendicular scenarios are weighted at 70 percent, while points from the parallel scenario are weighted at 30 percent. The maximum total score after weighting is 6 points.

  • Pedestrian crash prevention - none
    No credit
    Total score < 1
  • Pedestrian crash prevention - basic
    Basic
    1 ≤ total score < 3
  • Pedestrian crash prevention - advanced
    Advanced
    3 ≤ total score < 5
  • Pedestrian crash prevention - superior
    Superior
    Total score ≥ 5