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 |  Aug 12 2014, 8:15 PM

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The 2015 Chrysler 200 is as safe as it gets.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 1:55 PM

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid a Top Safety Pick.

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 |  Jul 31 2014, 1:15 PM

A Crash Course in IIHS Safety Tests


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New car shoppers should always consider a car’s crash test performance and safety when it comes to making a purchase, but what’s behind those crash ratings? Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 30 2014, 7:24 AM

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Only one compact out of a dozen earned a “good” rating in the latest round of testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with the small overlap crash test proving difficult to protect against.

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 |  Jul 24 2014, 11:32 AM

2015 Hyundai Genesis Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway’s Safety’s (IIHS) small-overlap test is one of the hardest crash evaluations for a vehicle to pass, and interestingly, rear-wheel-drive models have a much more difficult time doing well for several reasons.

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 |  Jul 02 2014, 12:09 PM

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Defensive driving will be more important this Friday than any other day of the year.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 2:34 PM

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The BMW 2 Series is the first BMW model to achieve a “good” rating in the IIHS small overlap front crash test.

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 |  May 29 2014, 7:05 AM

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Technology is helping vehicles achieve better ratings on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s front crash prevention test.

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Should I Buy a Used Hyundai Santa Fe?

2007 - 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Used Car Review

 |  May 28 2014, 1:05 PM

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For 2007, Hyundai introduced its second-generation Santa Fe crossover with an all-new platform and smoother styling. Starting with the 2007 model year, the Santa Fe grew in size, bringing an optional third row of seats.

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 |  May 12 2014, 4:32 PM

What are the safest new cars on the market?


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As far as vehicles have come in terms of safety over the recent years, there are still some that are safer than others.

To help identify the safest vehicles on the market,  AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of 10 cars that received both a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Keep in mind that crossovers and SUVs aren’t included in this list and the cars are listed in alphabetical order by make.

 |  May 08 2014, 7:40 AM

2015-Hyundai-Genesis

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan has gathered up another accolade.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 11:15 AM

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Positive crash scores from the IIHS are like milk and honey to auto manufacturers, but how do those ratings come to be?

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 |  Apr 08 2014, 8:02 AM

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The latest battery of IIHS crash tests underscores the fact that three-row family haulers aren’t necessarily safe in a crash.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 10:02 AM

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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has received mixed safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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 |  Jan 22 2014, 9:02 AM

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It didn’t take long for Honda to address safety concerns around its Fit sub-compact hatchback raised by the IIHS’ small overlap crash test.

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 |  Jan 22 2014, 12:01 AM

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced the results of its 2014 sub-compact crash tests and they aren’t good.

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 |  Dec 21 2013, 10:01 AM

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Now that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has officially named its Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ vehicles, let’s take a look at the 39 safety cars you can buy today.

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 |  Dec 19 2013, 10:32 AM

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The IIHS just released its list of vehicles that earned its “Top Safety Pick +” and “Top Safety Pick” designations for the 2014 model year, marking a drastic reduction in the number of vehicles that qualify. 

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 |  Dec 19 2013, 8:37 AM

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Earlier this year, Chicken Little realized his worst fears. The sky wasn’t falling , but Consumer Reports ceased to recommend the Toyota Camry.

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 |  Dec 19 2013, 12:01 AM

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Honda and Acura leads all automakers with six vehicles in their lineup receiving the highest possible safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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 |  Nov 27 2013, 8:19 AM

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BMW is breaking new ground with its i3 city car, but European crash test results might be a sign of problems to come.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 1:30 PM

Booster-Seat-Safety-Main-ArtThe folks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have just released the results of their latest evaluation. They put 31 child booster seats to the test to find out which ones do the best job of protecting youngsters in crashes.

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 |  Oct 29 2013, 7:31 AM

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The all-new 2014 Fiat 500L and Jeep Cherokee have been named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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 |  Oct 24 2013, 4:43 PM

Teen-Drivers-Main-ArtIt’s a commonly held belief that young people are not interested in cars. As the narrative goes, they’d rather rely on public transportation and play with their iPhones than drive. But a new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute tells a different story.

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