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Lights, Camera, Crash: Agency Shows How They Film Vehicle Tests

Lights, Camera, Crash: Agency Shows How They Film Vehicle Tests

It's like making a movie. Vehicle crash tests are over in a fraction of a second. And while it's useful to study the aftermath of a crash—and to know from advanced crash-test dummies about the forces on occupants—what gives a greater depth of information and understanding about how well... read more

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2014 Nissan Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue Named A Top Safety Pick Plus—But Not Rogue Select

The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover utility vehicle hasn't been on the market long; but it's already earned a top-tier score from one of the major U.S. safety... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester: Six Reasons It's Among The Safest Crossovers

Long before beginning our Subaru Forester Six-Month Road Test--and before the brand's recent sales surge--the Forester had built quite a reputation as one of the safer small... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, Hybrid: (Mostly) Top Safety Scores From Feds

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released full crash-test results and safety scores for the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek—and for the most part... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A6 3.0T

2014 Audi A6: New Ratings Suggest It's One Of The Safest Sedans

The Audi A6 has been crash-tested by the federal government for the first time in more than 15 years, and it's achieved top five-star scores in all categories of testing... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru BRZ

2014 Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S: Good, Safe Fun With Five-Star Safety

The 2014 Scion FR-S and 2014 Subaru BRZ already stand right near the top of our recommendations for those wanting a simple, light, and nimble sports car—with a more... read more January 31, 2014 by 


 
2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test

Minicars Cars Are Mega-Hot, But Only One Passes Tougher IIHS Crash Test

Minicars are big business nowadays. That's often because they earn good gas mileage -- nothing to sneeze at, given today's increasingly higher fuel prices. They're also easy... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Finds Five-Star Federal Safety Rating

If you won't settle for anything but five-star safety in your family vehicle, you now have another option: the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The Pathfinder was tested this past... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

2014 Toyota Prius Slips To Four-Star Federal Safety Rating

Toyota’s iconic hybrid, the Prius, has held quite a reputation for safety, as well as for efficiency and technology, of course. Yet new results from the federal... read more January 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Jetta

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Steps Up To Five-Star Safety

The Volkswagen Jetta has earned a higher rating from the federal government. Thanks to an improved side-impact result, the 2014 Jetta now gets a five-star Overall rating... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru Forester

IIHS Lists The 39 Safest Cars For 2014 (Video)

By now, most of the auto world's 2014 models have rolled into showrooms. They've also made appearances on test tracks and crash sets so that various entities can evaluate... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
2014 Maserati Ghibli

Italian Safety Stallion: Maserati Ghibli Aces IIHS Tests

The 2014 Ghibli is the first Maserati ever to be run through one of the major U.S. crash-test systems. And now in its first set of tests—from the Insurance Institute... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volvo XC90

2014 Volvo XC90: After All These Years, Still A Top Safety Achiever

As of 2014, the Volvo XC90 crossover has been on the market for a dozen years; and its structure hasn't seen any extensive reengineering during that time. Yet the 2014 Volvo... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
2014 Acura MDX

2014 Acura MDX, Acura RDX Earn Five-Star Crash Test Rating

The 2014 Acura MDX three-row crossover and 2014 Acura RDX compact crossover have been awarded a five-star overall crash test rating—the top overall score—from the... read more October 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

2014 Toyota Corolla: 'Marginal' In Critical Frontal Crash Test

The all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla manages to transcend its econo-car roots to some degree—giving us a number of reasons (like a better feature set and much-improved... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

The Safest Cars Of 2013

Safety sells. We know that wasn't always the case; but in today's market, the majority of new-car shoppers do value how well a car will protect them in a crash—or how... read more August 26, 2013 by  1


 
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