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2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS
2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

The 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback electric crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ for acing all crash tests and having advanced safety features that rated "Superior," the IIHS announced Monday. New for 2020, the E-Tron Sportback is as much wagon as SUV, though Audi and other German automakers are...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Study reports that future self-driving cars may only prevent one-third of car crashes

Self-driving cars on the roads won't be able to prevent all crashes if they're designed to process information like humans and defer to occupant preferences, the IIHS found in a study released Thursday. Only about one-third of crashes now would be easily avoided by future autonomous vehicles, the...Read More»

The open road
Ford Fiesta, other small cars top IIHS list of deadliest vehicles

Small cars continue to be the most dangerous type of vehicle for drivers, according to a report released by the IIHS on Thursday. Small cars and minicars accounted for 15 of the 20 deadliest vehicles for drivers, with the Ford Fiesta having the most driver deaths during the period of the study...Read More»

2020 Audi A6 Allroad
2020 Audi A6 Allroad wagon earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad wagon earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation, the highest safety award bestowed by the IIHS, the automaker announced Monday. The Allroad's sedan counterpart, the 2020 Audi A6, also earned a TSP+ designation. Both vehicles earned "Good" ratings on all six crash tests, but the...Read More»

2020 Subaru Legacy - Best Car To Buy 2020
The Car Connection’s Safest New Vehicles of 2020

New cars are safer than ever before. Fatal crashes are fewer, while miles traveled on American roadways are higher than ever before. Most new cars are equipped with vital life-saving equipment such as automatic emergency braking, and many can be equipped with even more new tech that can prevent...Read More»

IIHS tests pedestrian detection in 2020 Nissan Maxima
Automatic emergency braking is standard on more cars, but domestic automakers lag

Some of the world’s top automakers have made life-saving technology known as automatic emergency braking (AEB) standard equipment on new vehicles in the U.S., three years early. The rare voluntary cooperation among 20 automakers was announced in 2015 with a target to make AEB standard on most...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 crash test, via IIHS
IIHS toughens criteria for Top Safety Pick awards

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will toughen safety standards for its coveted Top Safety Pick awards, the insurance-funded group announced Wednesday. But those standards include pricier equipment, such as LED headlights, that cost more for new car shoppers. “We’re interested...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair first drive
2020 Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair earn Top Safety Pick nods

Both the 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Lincoln Corsair have been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as Top Safety Picks in crashworthiness and collision avoidance testing, the organization announced Friday. The two models aced all of the IIHS crashworthiness tests, earning "Good"...Read More»

2019 Toyota Tacoma
2020 Toyota Tacoma crew cab earns Top Safety Pick award

Toyota's mid-size pickup received a 2019 Top Safety Pick nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization announced earlier this month. The award comes thanks to a new set of optional headlights that boosted it toward the top of the class in safety. While the 2020 Tacoma crew...Read More»

IIHS tests pedestrian detection in 2019 Hyundai Sonata
Some pedestrian detection systems are ineffective at avoiding crashes, IIHS finds

Pedestrian detection systems on six mid-size cars earned top honors from the IIHS on Tuesday for recognizing adults and children in roadways and significantly slowing or stopping altogether to avoid injurious or fatal crashes. Three other mid-size sedans didn't earn a rating because they failed to...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 crash
Tesla Model 3 finally earns brand's IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The Tesla Model 3 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award in crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Model 3 electric vehicle earned top “Good” ratings on all six crash tests, as well as a “Good” rating for its headlights from the nation's...Read More»

2019 Audi E-tron IIHS crash test
2019 Audi E-tron earns IIHS' first Top Safety Pick+ award for an electric car

The first electric car to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award is the 2019 Audi E-Tron, the insurance industry-funded group announced Wednesday. The IIHS said the E-tron crossover earned top "Good" scores in every crash test, including the driver- and passenger-side small...Read More»

2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition
2019 Lexus NX aces IIHS tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ nod

The 2019 Lexus NX earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization announced Monday. The NX earned the institute's highest safety nod thanks to excellent standard headlights and "Superior" scores for forward collision avoidance. While 2015-2018...Read More»

IIHS knee airbag study
IIHS study shows knee airbags may not reduce injury in crashes

More airbags may not be better. An IIHS study released Wednesday concluded that knee airbags didn't significantly reduce the risk of injury in real-world crashes, and test data from the agency may show that the supplemental airbags may have increased injury rates in certain crashes performed by the...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2019 Toyota RAV4 is a Top Safety Pick+, with a catch

The redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 earned the IIHS' Top Safety Pick+ rating, the agency announced Thursday. However, that rating doesn't apply to all cars. Instead, that honor only applies to the RAV4 Hybrid. In the insurance industry-funded firm's crash tests, the compact crossover aced all six...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride is a Top Safety Pick, but only with certain headlights

Safety-conscious car shoppers have another SUV to put on their list. The 2020 Kia Telluride is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, but there's a catch. The SUV earned the award, but only when equipped with specific headlights. To qualify as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, vehicles must earn "Good" ratings in...Read More»

Traffic roundabout Photo: IIHS
Imagine a world without stoplights; IIHS says roundabouts may be safer than intersections

Roundabouts, traffic circles, rotaries, whatever they're called, the IIHS has delivered good news: they may create safer roads for drivers. A new study from the insurance industry-funded safety group found roundabouts not only helped reduce crashes in areas that would typically employ a traditional...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid earns coveted Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid did all the right things for the IIHS to name it a Top Safety Pick+ this week, its highest honor. Unlike the Top Safety Pick award, the Top Safety Pick+ requires a "Good" rating in each of the insurance industry-funded safety group's crash tests. The 2019 Crosstrek...Read More»

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earns IIHS award

The IIHS has given consumers reason to consider the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover: its safety. The Eclipse Cross walked away from the insurance industry-funded safety group's barrage of tests with a Top Safety Pick award, though that's shy of the Top Safety Pick+ honor. To earn a Top...Read More»

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