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    IIHS tests Lexus HS250h for rollover, Suzuki Kizashi for side-impact

    2010 Lexus HS 250h and 2010 Suzuki Kizashi – Click above for high-res image galleries
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just wrapped up a couple more crash tests of both the Lexus HS 250h and the Suzuki Kizashi. The little luxury hybrid recently underwent both side impact and ...

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    REPORT: Toyota Tundra finally earns its fifth star... but how?

    2010 Toyota Tundra Platinum Package - click above for high-res gallery
    When Toyota crashed the domestic automakers' pickup party with the arrival of the 2007 Tundra, the truck-buying public took notice. Bad news struck the Tundra from the start, though, as heavy rebates were needed to move the new ...

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    5 Stars for '09 Ford F-150

    Ford's 2009 F-150 has garnered five-star government crash ratings and a "Top Safety Pick" award from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS), which Ford says makes its newly redesigned full-sizer the safest out there. Vehicle safety is still largely a question of the loose nut behind the ...

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    What do 5-star ratings really mean?

    When manufacturers get a 5-star crash rating for one of their models, the klieg lights and publicity klaxon get thorough workouts. Those tiny ten-sided polygons have gotten to mean so much to consumers that it's not unusual for a carmaker to drop a few hundred large on prime time commercial space ...


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