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    Video: You will not believe how much goes into preparing a car for crash testing
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    New-vehicle crash testing is crucial to measuring how safe vehicles are for their occupants in the event of an accident. The actual test is quick: vehicles are pulled down a runway inside the test facility before they're smashed into a seemingly invincible wall. Carnage ensues. We presumed test ...

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    Official: Volvo's oldest model earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award [w/video]
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    Volvo ought to be tooting its horn over this one. The XC90, an SUV that has essentially been on sale for over 10 years, just captured a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The TSP+ is a new title, reserved for cars that earn "Good" or "Acceptable" ratings on ...

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    ETC: Park in the garage! Halloween has highest number of vehicle vandalism claims
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    Car vandalism is neither a trick nor a treat, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that it's just as much an after effect of Halloween as candy-induced stomach aches and throwing away rotting jack-o'-lanterns. According to IIHS data, cars are, on average, twice as likely to be ...

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    Official: M-Class becomes first Mercedes to win Top Safety Pick+ award [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is the latest recipient of the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ accolade. The award indicates that a vehicle has achieved a "good" rating for performance in the small and moderate front overlap, side, roof strength ...

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    Report: 2014 Toyota Corolla gets marginal IIHS small overlap crash test score [w/video]
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    Toyota may have performed some major surgery on the 2014 Corolla, but that hasn't helped the Japanese automaker overcome tough new crash test procedures. The Corolla, Toyota's bread-and-butter compact sedan, managed only a Marginal score on the new small overlap crash test, which was just added ...

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    Official: IIHS introduces new test for avoiding crashes, not surviving them [w/videos]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is once again looking to improve how it rates new cars in order to make it easier for shoppers to buy the safest cars on the market. In addition to recent test additions like the roof crush and small overlap frontal crash, the IIHS will now be adding ...

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    Official: 2014 Kia Sorento garners five-star NHTSA rating
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    The 2014 Kia Sorento has just earned a five-start crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. According to Kia, the new Sorento scored well in both frontal and side-impact crash ...

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    Report: Toyota wants improved crash scores with midcycle facelifts
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    The performances of some Toyotas in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) regimen of crash tests leave something to be desired. Consider the small overlap frontal crash test: only six Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles have undergone the new test, yet all but one of them received a ...

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    Official: 2014 Honda Odyssey first minivan to earn Top Safety Pick+ award [w/video]
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    You know an automaker is confident about the safety of its vehicles when it asks one of the top crash test agencies to destroy one of its newest models. That's exactly what happened with the 2014 Honda Odyssey. According the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Honda requested that the agency ...

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    Study: Six small cars earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety has released the results of its latest small overlap front crash tests, and there's a surprise among small cars. IIHS tested 12 cars, half of which managed "Good" or "Acceptable" ratings overall, qualifying them for the the coveted Top Safety Pick+. Top ...

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    Report: 2013 Toyota RAV4 earns 'poor' rating in IIHS small overlap crash test [w/video]
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    When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested a batch of SUVs in its small overlap frontal crash test earlier this year, it held off on putting the Toyota RAV4 in the blender because the new, 2013 model was due to arrive shortly after the test. The new crossover might be better than it ...

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    Video: Watching IIHS test semi trailers for safety is frightening
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    "Underride." That's a word you'll want to add to your glossary of horrifying fates. It describes the action of a car sliding under a semi trailer at speed, with results that sometimes aren't pretty to look at - the kind this Corvette driver only managed to escape by ducking. As part of its ...

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    Official: 2013 Buick Encore nets strong IIHS, NHTSA safety scores
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    After being crushed from every which way and rolled over like a labrador, the 2013 Buick Encore has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the accolade, a vehicle must achieve the highest rating of "Good" in each of the institute's four main crash ...

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    Video: IIHS goes behind the scenes of its own frontal offset crash tests
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    It would be glib to say that safety equipment has had a huge influence on automobiles in the past 20 years. The result of cars being massively more safe than they were not long ago has made them bigger, heavier, more expensive, more challenging to develop, harder to fix and harder for emergency ...

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    Official: Subaru Forester first to ace difficult new IIHS crash test [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced its new small overlap frontal crash test last year, and while a number of cars have passed the test with an "Acceptable" rating, the 2014 Subaru Forester is the first vehicle to ace the test with a "Good" rating. A total of 13 small crossovers ...

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    Report: IIHS survey says D.C. residents like speed and red-light cameras
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a study this week that seems to go against what critics and the media have been reporting for years. According to the report, some people – more specifically, a large majority of the residents in Washington D.C. – actually ...

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    Report: Corvette driver escapes decapitation in crash by ducking
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    You wouldn't believe it by looking at the Corvette in these pictures, but the driver of the Chevrolet that slammed into the back of this moving truck survived with only non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred near Los Angeles on the southbound 405 Freeway on Monday, March 4. Fire crews ...

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    Study: IIHS calls out big rigs for dangerous rear underride guards [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is always looking for new ways to make America's highways safer, and this latest test checks out the crashworthiness of one of the most overlooked vehicles on the road: tractor trailers. Pointing out design flaws inherent in semi trailers during rear-end ...

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    Official: Five vehicles named Top Safety Pick+ including new Civic, MKZ
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    In an attempt to help push vehicle safety to a higher level, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety created a stricter Top Safety Pick+ rating last year, which incorporates a brutal small overlap test and requires cars to get Good ratings in four out of the five categories (and no less than ...

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    Report: Ford, Toyota clean up in Best Car For The Money Awards
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    The U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards picks winners by looking at the average transaction price, five-year total cost of ownership, the regard a car has from the automotive press, reliability figures from J.D. Power and Associates and safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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