May 22, 2013
The video demonstrates how structural performance, dummy injury measures and restraint systems affect a vehicle's frontal crash rating.
Tags: IIHS, crash tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
May 8, 2013
The designation is based on the vehicle's favorable performance in moderate overlap front, side, rollover, and rear crash tests.
Tags: Toyota, IIHS, Toyota RAV4, crash tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS Top Safety Pick
The first installment of a new video series explains what kinds of dummies IIHS uses and how they help engineers evaluate vehicle crashworthiness.
Tags: IIHS, crash tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, crash test dummies
March 13, 2013
The Honda Civic two-door and four-door, Volvo XC60, Lincoln MKZ and Mazda 6 have all earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top safety award.
Tags: IIHS, Honda Civic, Lincoln MKZ, crash tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Volvo XC60, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Mazda 6
March 11, 2013
To earn the new Top Safety Pick+ recognition, a vehicle must pass the IIHS’ new small front overlap crash test in addition to IIHS' existing group of tests.
Tags: Volvo, IIHS, crash tests, vehicle safety ratings, Volvo XC60, IIHS Top Safety Pick+
March 6, 2013
The Top Safety Pick award recognizes vehicles that draw a “good” rating -- the highest rating available -- in four IIHS crash tests: moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear.
Tags: IIHS, crash tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Subaru Forester
February 19, 2013
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) posted new data on motor vehicle crash fatalities from 2011. In 2011, a total of 32,367 people died in motor vehicle crashes, which is down 30% from 1975.
Tags: IIHS, traffic fatalities, fatal accidents, rollover crashes
January 3, 2013
In this video of new safety testing involving small overlap frontal crashes by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the organization found that midsize family cars outperformed the luxury models tested.
Tags: IIHS, crash tests, vehicle safety ratings
December 21, 2012
To earn this new safety recognition level, all these vehicles have earned "good" or "acceptable" scores in IIHS’ new small overlap frontal crash test and top ratings in IIHS’ other safety tests.
Tags: IIHS, crash tests, 2013-MY, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, vehicle safety ratings
November 13, 2012
The 2013-MY Ford Fusion achieved a "Good" rating in IIHS’ offset frontal impact, side impact, dynamic head restraint and roof strength testing procedures.
Tags: IIHS, Ford Fusion, IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2013-MY, Ford Motor Co.
October 15, 2012
The 2013-MY Lexus ES, Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru XV Crosstrek were given the top award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Tags: IIHS, IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2013-MY, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lexus ES, Subaru XV Crosstrek
October 5, 2012
Chrysler said that the all-new Dart received the maximum possible rating of 'good' in each of the four crash tests used by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Tags: Dodge, IIHS, IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2013-MY, Dodge Dart
September 26, 2012
The report shows insurance claim data by vehicle type and details the vehicles with the lowest and highest overall losses.
Tags: insurance claims, IIHS, Highway Loss Data Institute
August 16, 2012
In the newly developed small overlap frontal crash test, 25% of a car's front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph.
Tags: IIHS, NHTSA, 2012-MY, Volvo S60, Acura TL
June 13, 2012
All models in the current Acura lineup use the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure that’s designed to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes.
Tags: Acura, IIHS, IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2013-MY, Acura RDX
March 26, 2012
The organization said the roof of the CX-5 withstood a force equal to 5.47 times the vehicle's weight.
Tags: IIHS, IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2013-MY, Mazda CX-5
December 15, 2011
ARLINGTON, VA - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said that 69 cars, 38 SUVs, 5 minivans, and 3 pickups earned Top Safety Pick ratings. The list of winners includes 18 new recipients for 2012.
Tags: IIHS, 2012-MY, IIHS Top Safety Pick
June 1, 2011
ARLINGTON, VA – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluated 13 small cars, six of which earned the organization’s Top Safety Pick award.
Tags: IIHS, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Small Cars, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus CT 200h, Nissan Juke, Toyota Prius
February 2, 2011
ARLINGTON, VA - Red-light cameras saved 159 lives in 2004-08 in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities, according to a new analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Tags: IIHS, camera, fatal accidents
January 27, 2011
Both vehicles received 'good' ratings, the highest achievable, in all four of IIHS’ test categories.
Tags: IIHS, Chrysler
January 20, 2011
A study by the IIHS finds that a vehicle rated "good" for driver protection in a side impact is 70 percent less likely to die in a left-side crash compared with a driver of a vehicle rated "poor."
Tags: driver safety, IIHS
December 23, 2010
Top Safety Pick winners group doubled in number from 2010, despite tougher qualifying criteria from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Tags: award, IIHS, Top Safety Pick, crash tests
November 4, 2010
You read about how cars perform on crash tests. Isn’t it more effective when you can actually see the crashes themselves?
Tags: vehicle safety, IIHS
September 15, 2010
The Jeep Patriot's classic exterior is enhanced for 2011 with new front and rear fascias, a body-color grille, and an increased 4x4 ride height. Ride-and-handling is refined courtesy of retuned steering and suspension systems. Interior is upgraded.
Tags: IIHS, Chrysler, Jeep
September 2, 2010
The Regal is the seventh vehicle from General Motors to earn the award since the IIHS implemented a new roof-strength requirement for protection in rollover crashes.
Tags: IIHS, Buick, General Motors Corp.
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