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Roundup: All the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners
Roundup: All the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners

The insurance industry-funded IIHS says that these are the safest cars you can buy today—they're the ones that qualify for its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. Last year, making the cut became even more difficult thanks to a new headlight effectiveness test performed in addition to a battery...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Following the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid walked away with a serious accolade and the vehicle safety body named it a Top Safety Pick+. The Ioniq Hybrid's IIHS scorecard shows "Good" ratings in all crash test scenarios, which include the...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover holds up well in crashes, but its headlights aren't up to par. That's according to crash-test results released Thursday by the IIHS. The new-for-2018 Tiguan delivered far superior crash-test results than its predecessor, which is still sold as the Tiguan...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Malibu in the IIHS' new passenger-side small-overlap crash test
Latest crash tests show big discrepancy in front-seat passenger safety

A new round of crash-testing from the IIHS illustrates that not all new cars are as safe for front-seat passengers as they are for drivers. The insurance industry-funded agency said Thursday that in a new passenger-side small-overlap crash test performed on 13 mid-size cars, some do not offer the...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road
2017 Jeep Compass named Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The IIHS said Tuesday that the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass earned its coveted Top Safety Pick award, albeit with some caveats. To qualify as a Top Safety Pick, the Compass needs to be equipped with an option package that includes some advanced safety tech. MORE: All of the 2017 Top Safety Pick...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
IIHS crashes 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, names it a Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia compact sports sedan is more than just a pretty face, according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash-testers recently subjected the 2017 Giulia to their full barrage of tests and came away impressed enough to grant the Top Safety Pick+ award. When properly...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry LE
2018 Toyota Camry aces IIHS tests, awarded Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry is a Top Safety Pick+ award winner this year, the independent insurance industry-funded agency announced Tuesday. The 2018 Camry improved on the outgoing model’s rating last year with better headlight and better forward-crash prevention technology, although...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Colorado in the IIHS crash test
IIHS: Mid-size pickups crash well enough, lack advanced safety tech

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its small-overlap crash test data for mid-size pickups on Wednesday, with mostly positive results for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma, 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, and 2017 GMC Canyon. The 2017 Nissan Frontier—set to embark on its 12th year since its...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V IIHS crash test
2017 Honda CR-V nabs Top Safety Pick+ award

Honda's hot-selling CR-V crossover has been redesigned for 2017 and it's among the safest crossovers on the market, says the IIHS—albeit with some caveats. DON'T MISS: Our 2017 Honda CR-V review The insurance industry-funded IIHS says that the CR-V merits its Top Safety Pick+ award when it's...Read More»

Nissan Titan IIHS crash test
Here's how automakers and a nonprofit are making cars safer together

It's true that every new car sold today is safe. But it's just as true that some are safer than others, and that's largely due to the symbiotic relationship between car manufacturers and the independent agency that smacks new vehicles into a wall in the interest of saving lives. That disparity is...Read More»

Tesla Model S in IIHS testing
Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fail to meet IIHS Top Safety Pick standards

The flashy Tesla Model S and BMW i3 may garner second looks from passers-by, but they're not as safe as many other cars on the road according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded group revealed today that neither model qualifies for either the coveted Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty F-250
Ford F-250 scores up to 5 stars in crash test

A specific configuration of the 2017 Ford F-250 has earned top marks in the federal government's crash test—five stars overall, an achievement matched by no other heavy-duty full-size pickup truck. The award applies only to the F-250 Crew Cab 4x2. The four-wheel drive version of the truck...Read More»

Nissan Titan IIHS crash test
2017 Nissan Titan struggles in latest crash test

Bigger isn't always better. Case in point: the 2017 Nissan Titan, which the IIHS says struggled in the agency's demanding small overlap frontal crash test. In the test, which is designed to replicate a vehicle hitting a utility pole or a tree, the Titan earned a "Marginal," the lowest of four...Read More»

2017 Cadillac XT5  -  First Drive
All-new Cadillac XT5 earns Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS

Cadillac's new crossover has a nice trophy to put on its bookshelf. The IIHS has finished its barrage of crash tests and says that the luxury brand's angular new 'ute ranks among the best, earning it the coveted Top Safety Pick+ score. The IIHS says that the XT5 performed admirably in all five of...Read More»

2017 Ford Escape IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test
Refreshed Ford Escape improves crash test performance, still lags rivals

The updated 2017 Ford Escape compact crossover received more than just a cosmetic facelift this year. Structural changes to the vehicle's front end were enough to boost its crashworthiness, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Escape's performance in the IIHS small-overlap...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra IIHS crash test
IIHS rates 2017 Hyundai Elantra a Top Safety Pick+

Hyundai's redesigned compact sedan has received the highest possible crash test rating by the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—Top Safety Pick+ That's a marked improvement over the previous generation Elantra, which didn't garner a Top Safety Pick award due to an...Read More»

2017 Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento rated Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

The addition of an optional automatic emergency braking system has elevated the Kia Sorento to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest crash test assessment level, Top Safety Pick+. The 2016 Sorento earned top marks in terms of its crashworthiness, but it only qualified for Top Safety...Read More»

2015 Toyota RAV4, IIHS small front overlap crash test
Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 protect passengers very differently in new IIHS tests: video [UPDATED]

Updated with a statement from Toyota. See below. Back in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added a new challenge for automakers: the small front overlap test. As you might guess from the name, it was designed to evaluate how well cars protected occupants when vehicles collided with...Read More»

2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4 nails IIHS crash tests, gets Top Safety Pick+ nod

The new 2017 Audi A4 has aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's barrage of crash tests, representing a massive improvement over its predecessor. The A4 received top marks in all IIHS crash tests, including the small-overlap frontal test that simulates an offset head-on collision. In...Read More»

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