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AddFord Fusion, Mercury Milan hybrids earn IIHS "Top Safety Pick"

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22Ford Taurus earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS

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AddSmart USA responds to IIHS crash test results

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79Smart USA responds to IIHS crash test results

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17Flipside: Is crash safety endangering accident victims?

Crash safety ratings are a big selling point – who's going to buy a car with just two stars? In pursuit of salable collision performance, automakers have turned to stronger metals and better construction, and consumers can reap the benefit by choosing from a panoply of highly rated vehicles. A problem arises, however, if that safety design is ever called upon to perform. Lots of vehicles now sport high strength steel in critical areas like roof pillars, and while it certainly helps protect

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