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2010 Kia Forte Retested, Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

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 Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick designation applies only to Forte models produced after October 2009, when Kia made some... read more

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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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
Volvo safety test driver, 1959

Crash Testing In The Old Days: Volvo Safety Video

Last Thursday was the 50th birthday of the three-point safety harness, invented by Volvo's first safety engineer, Nils Bohlin. After we ran an item to commemorate the event... read more August 17, 2009 by 


 
2010 Chevrolet Camaro NCAP frontal crash test

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Hits The Wall: Just 4 Stars In NCAP Testing

Few of us plan on being in a car accident. Even fewer plan on causing one. But we all like to know that if we do end up in a collision, we'll be protected by the car we so... read more August 6, 2009 by 


 
2010 ford taurus 017

2010 Ford Taurus SHO Named Top Safety Pick

If asked to simply single out one sedan as the safest pick in the market—especially for the money—it's likely that each of TheCarConnection.com's editors would put the... read more August 4, 2009 by  1


 
Warning Sign - Moose versus car - by Flickr user lesleyhyphenanne

Moose Vs Toyota Yaris: Who Wins, Who Pays?

Residents of the southern states, who most likely have never met a moose, may not realize how much damage they can do. Deer will damage your car, but moose can kill you... read more June 22, 2009 by  1


 
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