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2011 Toyota Sienna, Avalon Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

2011 Toyota Sienna, Avalon Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

Toyota's seen a lot of scrutiny in recent months for its numerous safety-related recalls. But it should also be commended for earning top marks for occupant protection. In the latest round of crash-testing, two new 2011-model-year Toyota vehicles earned the Top Safety Pick designation from the... read more

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2010 Kia Forte

2010 Kia Forte Retested, Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Kia Forte is one of our best-rated small cars here at TheCarConnection.com, and it just earned another accolade: Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway... read more April 20, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Toyota 4Runner Limited

Infiniti M, Lexus HS 250h, Toyota 4Runner Ace IIHS Crash Tests

From the latest round of crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, three models that are all-new this year have been given excellent ratings for... read more March 9, 2010 by  10


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—indicating that it's among the safest mid-size sedan... read more February 18, 2010 by  0


 
Airbags

IIHS: Newer Frontal Airbags Compromising Protection?

We always think of safety features as progressing forward, but that isn't always the case. In a new research paper, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that... read more February 17, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Nissan Frontier

2010 Nissan Frontier: Only Small Pickup With Strong Roof Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated five small and mid-size pickups and found that roof-crush protection isn't so good overall. The only truck of the... read more February 4, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2010 Ford Mustang Convertible Makes Good On Safety…This Time

The 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible has now achieved top 'good' ratings from the IIHS in both frontal offset and side impact tests. This is a retest for the Mustang; an... read more January 29, 2010 by  0


 
IIHS side crash test of 2004-2006 Toyota Prius

Side Pole Crash-Test Part Of Tougher NHTSA Ratings For 2011

To put it bluntly, crash-test results in their present state can be frustrating for shoppers. Take a look either at crash-test ratings from the federal government or from the... read more November 17, 2009 by  9


 
2010 Subaru Legacy

2010 Subaru Legacy: Better Bumpers Cut Repair Costs, Says IIHS

The stylish and delicate-looking front and rear bumper areas of most new vehicles are, just as they appear, damage-prone and expensive to fix, even from minor... read more November 13, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Dodge Avenger

Neck Injuries Poised To Drop Thanks To New Law—And New Seats

If you consider safety one of the top priorities in your next new-car purchase—as you should—and are carefully combing through features and occupant protection ratings... read more October 27, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Nissan Versa

2010 Nissan Versa: A Top Safety Pick For Around $10,000

The 2010 Nissan Versa has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. The Versa’s scores aren’t quite perfect though. It earned a rating... read more September 25, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Buick LaCrosse

2010 Buick LaCrosse Gets Top Crash-Test Scores

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for the mid-size 2010 Buick LaCrosse sedan. The newly redesigned Buick... read more September 25, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air

Head-On Crash: 2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs ’59 Bel Air

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air has been crashed into a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu—in a head-on... read more September 17, 2009 by  14


 
2010 Lincoln MKT

New Top Safety Picks: 2010 Journey, MKT, and Mazda3

Three new sets of crash-test results released late this week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) appear to leave very little, if any, room for improvement... read more September 11, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Subaru Legacy

2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback Named Top Safety Picks

The completely redesigned 2010 Subaru Legacy and 2010 Subaru Outback—which we've reported on extensively this summer—also now have the honor of being named among the... read more August 27, 2009 by  6


 
Hummer in Sage, Arkansas, after February 2008 tornado - Weather Channel photo by bsusi1031

Whatever You Did To Your Car, Mother Nature Did Worse

We have friends who are weather fans, or weather fiends. They reload storm maps obsessively, and converse in the language of descending fronts and scattered sprinkles. We are... read more August 19, 2009 by  0


 
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