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 |  Jul 11 2013, 2:32 PM

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Last May, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 compact crossover was named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It’s a misleading title, but who is to blame?

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 |  Jun 27 2013, 5:32 PM

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In the latest Status Report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the institute touches on the subject that safety isn’t a global standard and that some regions lag behind the U.S., Europe, and Australia in protecting people in crashes.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 4:15 PM

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In the latest video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) series called ”Inside IIHS,” we take a look at what keeps us safe during a side-impact crash.

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 |  May 28 2013, 2:01 PM

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The third video from the “Inside IIHS” series has been released, with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety giving us a look at how it determines the roof strength of vehicles.

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 |  May 21 2013, 3:15 PM

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) does important work crash testing all-new vehicles, and the Institute has just released the second video in a series detailing exactly how they conduct crash tests.

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 |  May 17 2013, 12:01 PM

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It may not be perfect but the United States is a great country. America has her share of problems, both past and present, but for the most part this nation is pretty sweet; when it comes to being awesome we’ve done better than most.

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 |  May 10 2013, 10:32 AM

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Crash test dummies help put our vehicles to the test to determine just how safe they are, but just how much work goes into a dummy to make it as close to a human being as possible?

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 |  May 07 2013, 12:32 PM

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Nissan’s Leaf electric car earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick” designation, falling short of the group’s highest mark.

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 |  May 01 2013, 9:31 AM

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The 2013 Toyota RAV4 received an update for the new model year, and has just been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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 |  Apr 30 2013, 8:31 AM

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According to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an important safety feature for child seats is being overlooked by parents and caregivers.

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 |  Apr 30 2013, 7:31 AM

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With the advent of car-crash avoidance technology, it’s hard not to gloss over the claims as marketing fluff. So do any of these new hi-tech gadgets actually prevent crashes?

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 |  Mar 15 2013, 8:31 AM

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently conducted tests on the underride guards of most big rig trailers, finding that in crashes involving only a small portion of the truck’s rear, most trailers failed to prevent potentially deadly underride.

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 |  Mar 07 2013, 1:01 PM

Five new vehicles have been awarded a Top Safety Pick + designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, they are the Honda Civic (sedan and coupe), Volvo XC60, Lincoln MKZ and the Mazda6. 

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 |  Jan 21 2013, 4:32 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) might be revising its five-star crash safety program by adding new tests.

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 |  Jan 03 2013, 8:31 AM

After several announcements of various models that were awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating, the IIHS has released its full list of its safest cars for 2013.

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 |  Jan 02 2013, 9:01 AM

The Volvo S60 is one of two midsize luxury vehicles to receive the Top Safety Pick Plus award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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 |  Dec 31 2012, 2:18 PM

Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012


With a heavy heart the staff of AutoGuide.com say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend, but thankfully it wasn’t a fire-breather. The Mayans were flat-out wrong; their doomsday prophecy was about as accurate as Bernie Madoff’s promise of a sound investment opportunity.

Still, the year brought other significant stories. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland discovered a subatomic particle consistent with the legendary Higgs boson. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, passed away, and in a brutal political battle Barack Obama won a second term as president of the United States.

Of course the automotive industry made its share of headlines throughout the year. Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 stories from the past 12 months.

 |  Dec 20 2012, 6:32 PM

The 2013 Ford Fusion was just awarded the new “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 6:02 PM

The all-new Honda Accord has been awarded a “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one of two midsize sedans to earn an overall good rating on the new small overlap frontal crash test.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 5:02 PM

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2013 Nissan Altima with a “Top Safety Pick Plus”, recognizing the new sedan for excellent performance in five passenger safety tests.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 2:32 PM

Toyota issued a statement today in response to its poor performance in a new crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 12:01 AM

Results from a new survey suggest that the vast majority of Volvo drivers use their vehicle’s safety features and find them useful.

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 |  Nov 22 2012, 6:32 PM

It turns out that deer season is dangerous for more people than the Elmer Fudds among us who hunt without an orange vest. 

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 7:45 PM

The 2013 Ford F-150 managed top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), earning top scores in every category.

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