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Only 2 of 13 small SUVs do well in crash tests

DETROIT — Only 2 of 13 small sport utility vehicles performed well in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group, with several popular models faring poorly in the evaluations.

Subaru’s 2014 Forester was the only vehicle to get the top ‘‘good’’ rating in the results released Thursday. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was rated as ‘‘acceptable.’’ But fast-selling models such as the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Jeep Wrangler received ‘‘marginal’’ or ‘‘poor’’ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit research group funded by auto insurance companies.

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