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Good front crash protection isn’t distributed equally across the front seat.

Results from a recent IIHS study reveals that cars with good small overlap front ratings may not protect the passenger as well as the driver.

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Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft spawn new interest in back-seat safety.

Is the back seat the safest place for passengers? We may soon find out.

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Ford Mustang comes close, but one muscle car permitted 'high likelihood' of injury.

Car enthusiasts don't buy sports cars to stay in the slow lane. But given that the allure of higher speeds and bolder performance might lead to faster and more aggressive driving, they might think manufacturers have outfitted these cars with stringent safety protections.

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"Mark it zero!"

Models by Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Renault reached clean zero results.

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Now that we've had 7 years for tempers to settle, what do you think of the infamous IIHS crash test?

In 2009, the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety smashed a 1959 Bel Air into a 2009 Malibu. Millions of ugly online screaming matches were the result.

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The DOT's new safety rules would add more crash tests, evaluate pedestrian safety in an accident, and check for the latest safety tech in vehicles. While still just a proposal, the updates could arrive for the 2019 model year.

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Hyundai crashed two 2015 Sonatas for a live audience in South Korea to prove its domestic cars are as safe as the cars it builds in the US.

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Fiat has recorded its first IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award with the new 500X crossover. The diminutive high-rider scored "Good" on all crash tests.

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Switzerland's Dynamic Test Center records what happens when you crash a car going 124 miles per hour into a stationary car.

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The new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 performed well in crash testing, but a missing component prompted the IIHS to test another version that didn't hold up quite as well.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has decided to crash test a second cab configuration of a pickup for the first time after Automotive News pointed out that the 2015 F-150 SuperCrew has added reinforcements around its wheels.

Nissan Murano, Ford Flex Given Top Safety Pick Plus Honors

The International Institute for Highway Safety has released its results for the small-overlap front crash test with regards to midsize sport-utility vehicles.

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If the thought of barreling straight into a concrete barrier sounds... well, frightening, that's okay, because it is. But it's less terrifying than plummeting off the side of a bridge, right?

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Nissan's work on the crash structure of its Sentra sedan has paid off, as the IIHS has just certified the compact as a Top Safety Pick.

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The new 2016 Kia Sorento earns Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by scoring a 'good' mark on the small overlap crash test.

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The 2015 Ford Mustang coupe showed off its safety with a five-star overall score and the same for its frontal, side and rollover ratings from NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program.

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Improvements to the 2015 Buick Encore are reaping big rewards for the popular compact crossover. Where a previous one scored a Poor result in the small overlap crash test from the IIHS, the latest model improved that to Good. Both the Encore and Chevrolet Trax now have Top Safety Pick ratings.

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The Audi A3 and S3 sedans aced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program tests, each scoring five stars overall. The A3 sedan is also a Top Safety Pick+ according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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In simplistic terms, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will go real far when it needs to go and stop when it needs to stop. The PHEV has now been certified to protect its occupants when they need to be protected. So there's not much more that you can ask from a vehicle.

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First introduced in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap frontal crash test has become the bane of many auto engineers' existence. It's a particularly steep design challenge because it forces just 25 percent of a vehicle's front end to take the brunt of a 40-mile-per-hour impact. The newly released results of four family-minded minivans underscore just how difficult the crash test is: only one scored an Acceptable rating, and the other three did very poorly.

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Several minivans earn poor rating on small overlap front crash test

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.

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