The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its 2012 report on children’s booster seats recognizing an improvement on most new seats. Continue Reading...
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Understanding how a vehicle will react in a crash is serious concern and is tested thoroughly, but now IIHS has released a listing of real world insurance claim statistics, that shows exactly what is happening to our vehicles out on the roads. Continue Reading...
Joining Acura‘s already impressive family of IIHS Top Safety Pick vehicles is its newest ILX model, which was just awarded the highest possible score of good in all four tests, including the roof-strength test. Continue Reading...
With the abundance of safety features available in modern cars, it could be confusing as to what’s available on each car. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has launched a new section on its website that helps simplify car shopping. Continue Reading...
Newly implemented crash safety tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have redefined what a safe car is, with the first round of vehicles submitted to the latest procedure not faring well. In total just three of 11 luxury models tested had acceptable results. Continue Reading...
It’s been a decade since the federal government required that all passenger vehicles have the LATCH system for car seats – and most parents still can’t figure out how it works. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), parents who want to keep their kids safe are finding it difficult to properly install… Continue Reading...
That means each model in the current 2012 Buick lineup has been awarded Top Pick status, the only one that hasn’t is the new Encore compact crossover, since it hasn’t hit the market yet. Continue Reading...
The all-new Mazda CX-5 is shaping up to be an attractive crossover option for buyers (read our review here) and those who placed their orders will be happy to know it was just named a Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The CX-5 achieved a “Good” rating (highest possible) on all four… Continue Reading...
The 2012 Nissan Versa is not only one of the cheapest new cars for sale in North America, but it is also one of the safest. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has just awarded the new Versa sedan its top scoring honor of “Good” for front, rear, and side impact protection. It also… Continue Reading...
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s awards can make or break a car’s future, something Subaru and Volvo know quite well. Both manufacturers get to tout top honors in 2012 thanks to their safety-conscious cars. Subaru is now the only manufacturer that can claim IIHS Top Safety Picks for every one of their models. Subaru… Continue Reading...
In a display of continuing safety advancements in automobiles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that more vehicles have earned the “top safety pick” this year after manufacturers have strengthened the roofs of their vehicles to improve its rollover safety. Sixty-nine cars, thirty-eight SUVs, five minivans, and three pickups made the “top safety pick”… Continue Reading...
Making its way on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for 2012 is the all-new Buick Verano. This raises General Motors IIHS Top Safety Pick award count to 14 in 2012 – not too shabby. Equipped with 10 standard air bags, the Verano came out with a good score in the… Continue Reading...
Congratulations are in order for Volkswagen. The Routan has just earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award, making it the ninth Volkswagen vehicle to receive this rating. This also means that Volkswagen has received the highest number of IIHS awards for vehicle safety. Helping them reach this coveted spot, Volkswagen… Continue Reading...
The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Volkswagen Routan all earned Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). These vehicles, which all share the same structure, earned high marks when it came to providing protection in rollover crashes, garnering the highest rating of Good in front-, side-,… Continue Reading...
A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed a significant drop in fatalities involving accidents between a car or a minivan versus an SUV of comparable weight. By comparing two sample sets, one used to record the number of crashes involving SUVs registered in 2000-2001 and another to record SUVs from 2008-2009, IIHS… Continue Reading...
The 2011 Dodge Durango was awarded the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The SUV earned the award based on receiving a score of ‘good’ in front, side, rollover and rear crash tests. The Dodge Durango implements advances to offer 45 safety and security featuers aiding drivers in vulnerable situations as… Continue Reading...
Another one joins the list! And this time around, it’s the Saab 9-4X, a new midsize luxury SUV, that’s taken its place on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick award list. To earn this top safety designation, the 9-4X had to earn a rating of good in the IIHS’s front, side, and… Continue Reading...
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has confirmed what all of those Ford Explorer drivers thought all along: SUV drivers are least likely to die in a crash. But all that mass is dangerous! What about all those rollovers? Well, with the advent of electronic stability control (already mandatory on U.S. cars) to prevent the… Continue Reading...
Nissan has had a successful year with the Nissan Juke, Cube, Leaf and Infiniti M37/56 on the list of 2011 top safety picks. Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2011 Nissan Juke a “Top Safety Pick” rating. The Juke earned this award by earning a “good” rating in front, rear and side… Continue Reading...
During a test conducted by the institute, where a large plate of steel is pressed against the corner of the roof, the Tundra was able to support 4.5 times its own weight; the F-150 4.7 times. Continue Reading...
Drum roll please! Making its way onto the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award is the redesigned 2011 Lincoln MKX. This designation only applies 2011 MKX’s built after February 2011. The 2011 MKX is in good company – it joins the Lincoln MKS flagship sedan, MKT three-row premium utility and… Continue Reading...
The roads just got a little safer, because the Hyundai Equus just earned a 2011 Top Safety Pick Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Earning top ratings from the IIHS’s evaluation, the luxury sedan scored good for front, side, rollover, and rear crash protection, and it also has electronic stability control (another… Continue Reading...
Thinking of buying one of the greenest vehicles on the market, but not sure if safe for the environment also translates into safety for you and yours? That’s no longer an issue and the latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests have just come in for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf with both… Continue Reading...
If you don’t succeed, try, try again. And that’s just what Ford did – when the 2011 Edge and Lincoln MKX didn’t make the cut for Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award, they made improvements to roof strength, and finally got the thumbs up from the IIHS. These midsize SUVs jumped… Continue Reading...