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    Official: Dodge Dart and three others latest to earn IIHS Top Safety Pick
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named four more vehicles to its coveted Top Safety Pick list, which has grown to include 131 models. This time around, the 2013 Dodge Dart, Lexus ES, Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru XV Crosstrek achieved top marks for crash safety in all applicable ...

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    Official: Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ get IIHS Top Safety Pick [w/videos]
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    There are many reasons why we love the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, and now safety can be added to this list. Both of these track-friendly fraternal twins were just named as 2012 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety making them the only sub-$30,000 sport coupes to make the ...

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    Official: IIHS launching first new frontal crash test since 1995 [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has unveiled a new crash testing methodology in dramatic fashion – by dinging some of the most popular entry luxury sedans for failing to adequately protect the driver during certain types of crashes. The 2012 Acura TSX, 2012 BMW 3-Series, 2012 ...

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    Exclusive: IIHS considering autonomous braking, other tech as part of crash evaluations
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    Automakers are constantly working to make their vehicles safer than ever before, and while much of that effort is spent in areas the public will never see, recent years have welcomed a rash of more highly visible advancements. Those include autonomous-emergency braking (AEB) systems like Volvo ...

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    Study: IIHS study says most crash avoidance tech actually working [w/video]
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    Are collision avoidance systems, automatic braking and adaptive headlights worth their extra cost? A study by the Highway Loss Data Institute says yes. Those three new automotive technologies seem to reduce crashes. Matt Moore, VP of HLDI says, "So far, forward collision technology is reducing ...

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    Report: Ram pickup leads group of Most Dangerous Cars In America
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    Take a vehicle's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety score, throw it into a data pot that includes Consumer Reports ratings, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash safety results and J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study numbers, mix thoroughly, then pour out the most dangerous ...

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    Official: BMW 3 Series, Acura RDX named IIHS Top Safety Pick
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    The IIHS Top Safety Pick list is already quite long, but it keeps growing, with five more vehicles added this month alone. The latest pair are the 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan and the 2013 Acura RDX. The BMW needs no introduction, as the new F30 chassis has already earned its right to sit alongside ...

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    Official: IIHS crowns three new Top Safety Picks [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crowned two sedans and a hatchback as Top Safety Picks: the 2013 Chevrolet Malibe Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera and 2012 Toyota Prius c. The redesigned 2013 Malibu joins its 2012 model-mate as a Top Pick, and the 2013 earned a good side impact rating even ...

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    Study: IIHS says most LATCH systems are too difficult to use [w/video]
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    If you've ever tried installing an infant car seat in say, a Jaguar XKR, you understand that just because a car has LATCH anchors doesn't mean your car seat is going to fit. Those anchors are supposed to make child restraint installation a breeze, but according to a new study by the Insurance ...

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    Official: 2013 Lexus GS earns IIHS Top Safety Pick
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    The 2013 GS is the new face of the Lexus brand, and as it turns out, that spindle-grilled mug can take a serious punch. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the GS a Top Safety Pick after the reshaped Lexus sedan held strong in front, side and rollover crash testing. To earn a ...

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    Official: Verano completes Buick sweep of IIHS Top Safety Pick awards [w/video]
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    Congratulations are in order for Buick after its new Verano earned top scores in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. This now means that every new Buick model is on the Institute's Top Safety Pick list. The Verano's safety credentials weren't really in question though, since ...

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    Official: 2013 Mazda CX-5 latest to get IIHS Top Safety Pick laurels [w/video]
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    Mazda's new compact crossover is coming out of the gate strong, with the 2013 CX-5 garnering generally good reviews that include praise for its fuel economy and best-in-class handling. Now, Mazda can tout a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, as well. The ...

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    Official: 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport grabs IIHS Top Safety Pick
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    Mitsubishi may be one of the smallest auto manufacturers, but it's on its game when it comes to safety. The Outlander Sport compact crossover joins Mitsubishi's Lancer on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety list of Top Safety Picks. The designation applies only to 2012 models, as ...

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    Official: Nissan Versa named IIHS Top Safety Pick [w/video]
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    We may not have found much to like about the redesigned 2012 Nissan Versa sedan when we test drove it, but here's something in its favor: A Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While the old Nissan subcompact never made it to the top of the IIHS rankings, the ...

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    Report: IIHS contends cell phone bans not effective for curbing accidents
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    It just makes sense. Cell phone usage causes accidents, so state governments and the National Transportation Safety Board should ban phone usage while driving, right? Not so, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. CNN Money reports that studies by IIHS show that phones may not ...

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    Official: IIHS reports record year for Top Safety Picks, 18 new 2012 models added
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that 2012 model year vehicles set a record for the number of highly valued Top Safety Pick awards earned: 115 total winners with 18 of those being brand new recipients. The break down includes 69 cars, 38 SUVs, five minivans and three ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt battery fix may cost $1,000 per car, will hang on to top IIHS rating
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    Spontaneous combustion concerns weeks after a crash may prompt General Motors to spend about $1,000 per Chevrolet Volt to fix, according to a report from Reuters. The proposed fixes, which would cost a total of $9 million, would likely include reinforcements around vulnerable areas of the car's ...

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    Five minivans earn IIHS Top Safety Pick award
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    If there's a vehicle segment where safety matters most, it's the minivan. So the good news for soccer moms and dads is that the best selling minivan in the U.S. has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award. By virtue of acing its roof strength test, the 2012 ...

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    Tiny Fiat 500 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick [w/video]
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    We hear it all the time when we're out test-driving any of the current crop of subcompacts: "Is that little car safe?" Well, if it's a Fiat 500, our answer should be affirmative, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The venerable independent testing agency has issued a Top ...

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    Record number of booster seats earn highest rating from IIHS
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    Ah, booster seats, the last removable throne before children earn the privilege of sitting their butts directly on a car's seat, which they'll then refuse to do until the day they turn 16 and start driving themselves. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began testing booster seats back in ...

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