Top Safety Pick

2011 IIHS Top Safety Picks Highlight Roof-Protection Improvements
2011 IIHS Top Safety Picks Highlight Roof-Protection Improvements

Ten all-new vehicles including the 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Kia Optima, and 2011 Chevrolet Cruze earn Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Status right from the start, while a total of 66 vehicles earn the distinction for 2011. Automakers with the most Top Safety Picks...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Buick Regal: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

GM's new 2011 Buick Regal has earned the top safety accolade from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Its Top Safety Pick status confirms top scores in front, side, and rear impact, as well as the new rollover (roof crush test). The latter, which measures the maximum force sustained...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 Kia Sportage has been recognized as one of the safest new vehicles on the market; it's earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, a model must earn top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear crash tests...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
2011 Cadillac CTS, 2011 Infiniti M Earn 'Top Safety Pick' Status

If you're limiting your luxury sedan search only to the safest models on the market, you have two new options. The 2011 Cadillac CTS and the 2011 Infiniti M37 and M56 have joined the ranks of the safest vehicles on the market, garnering the much-vaunted Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX Named A Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Cadillac SRX—the luxury brand's mid-size crossover utility vehicle—has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. A top score in the new IIHS rollover (roof-crush) test assures the award. While the SRX had already earned top 'good' ratings for frontal...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test
Feds: 55 Models For 2011 To Be Tested For Revamped 5-Star Ratings

For safety-conscious car shoppers, it's been more than a little daunting over the past couple of model years to tell the difference between the safest models on the market and those that are merely good. Every automaker, it seems, has a five-star rating to boast about, and almost every vehicle, it...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Aces New Roof Test, Named Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is quick, nimble, and fun to drive, as we reported last week in a comparison with the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. That said, it might come as a bit of a surprise that the Lancer family has been called one of the best models on the market for passive safety. The...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
2010 Lexus HS250h And Suzuki Kizashi: Top Safety Fail?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its latest test results—of two sedans, the hybrid 2010 Lexus HS250h and the almost-mid-size 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, for its new roof-crush test. And it's not all good news this time. Both the HS250h and the Kizashi were given the...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex 4-door SEL FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Ford Flex, Hyundai Tucson are IIHS Top Safety Picks

The latest crash-test ratings are in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the insurance industry-funded research group has added a range of vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen, and Hyundai to its Top Safety Pick List. With these new results, we're updating our 2010 reviews for...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Grand Cherokee A Top Safety Pick; Crosstour 'Disappointing'

Depending on which utility vehicle you choose, you might be getting vastly different degrees of roof protection in the event of a rollover. That's the surprising result of that a new round of tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) serves to highlight. First, the good news: In...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
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»

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

2010 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Front Exterior View
2010 Scion xB And 2010 Toyota Corolla Are Top Safety Picks

We have some good—actually some excellent, award-worthy—Toyota-related news! Both the 2010 Toyota Corolla and 2010 Scion xB have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award. Both cars just emerged from the new IIHS roof-crush (rollover) test with flying colors. In...Read More»

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 choices on the market. Beginning with 2010, it became tougher than before to get the much-vaunted bragging right, as the...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
IIHS Picks The Safest New Vehicles For 2010

The coveted Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) used to be quite exclusive—and a way for safety-conscious shoppers to narrow down their possibilities to a few top-rated vehicles in a segment. But since 2007, the number of Top Safety Picks has roughly...Read More»

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, you're in for a pleasant surprise: There are a lot more models designated Top Safety Picks this year from the Insurance...Read More»

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 of just ‘acceptable’ in the head/neck injury category, with a ‘good’ score in the rest of the subcategories. Also in...Read More»

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 LaCrosse earned perfect ‘good’ scores all around, in frontal, side, and rear tests plus all subcategories, with the IIHS...Read More»

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