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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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    Report: Fiat 500 least safe vehicle to drive according to insurance website [w/video]
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    When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashed a 2012 Fiat 500, the little car got the best scores in all categories. It's a safe car, then, right? "If safety is a priority, you should avoid the smallest cars," advises Russ Rader, spokesperson for IIHS. "Weight counts. Smaller, lighter ...

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    Official: Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid nab five-star ratings from NHTSA
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    Ford's Fusion and Fusion Hybrid have both received the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The rating is a big upgrade for the Fusion, which was completely redesigned for 2013. The previous model fell one star short of the top rating, ...

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    Official: Mazda3, CX-5 earn IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    Mazda technologies like SkyActiv-Body and SkyActiv-Chassis, plus ultra-high-tensile steel, six airbags, "crusable" brake and accelerator pedal assembly and collapsible steering column have helped the 2013 Mazda3 and 2014 Mazda CX-5 win Top Safety Pick laurels from the Insurance Institute for ...

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    Official: IIHS says these are the safest cars of 2013
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual list of Top Safety Picks, an award that highlights automobiles it says offer "superior crash protection." A new and still more significant award, the Top Safety Pick+ honor, is given to those vehicles that earn good ratings ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander Sport named 2013 IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has added a pair of Mitsubishi models to its ever-growing list of 2013 Top Safety Picks, giving the prestigious safety award to the 2013 Outlander Sport and Lancer (sedan and Sportback). Both models make a return visit to the list, but with 117 cars now ...

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    Official: IIHS subjects midsizers to tough new impact test, finds fault with Toyota, VW [w/video]
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    Crash tests continue to get ever tougher, and the new "small overlap" test from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety is giving engineers fits. The new procedure, launched in August, subjects just 25 percent of a vehicle's front end to an impact at 40 miles per hour, and it's proven to be a ...

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    Report: 2013 Ford Fusion nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crushed, mangled and smashed the 2013 Ford Fusion and gives it a coveted Top Safety Pick designation. That's the second Fusion generation in a row given the title. IIHS said measures taken from its dummies in the driver and rear seat passenger ...

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    Video: IIHS says booster seats are getting better, releases 2012 report
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    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has released its latest booster seat test results which show seat makers are more than ever designing better products. The agency looked at 17 booster seats newly introduced for 2012. All but two of those have been added to the list of Best Bet booster ...

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