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    2010 Top Safety Picks announced by IIHS, new roof strength rule shakes things up

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has once again announced the winners of its Top Safety Pick award – all 27 of them. This time out, 19 cars and eight SUVs made the all-important grade. To break it down a bit for you, Subaru is the only make to earn top marks in each of the ...

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    Lincoln MKT earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS

    2010 Lincoln MKT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has dumped all of its latest safety gadgets into the already structurally sound 2010 Lincoln MKT, and the Blue Oval's engineering labor appears to have paid off as the luxury crossover has just scored a Top Safety Pick from the ...

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    IIHS tests roof strength on microcars, Smart Fortwo comes out on top

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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just tested the latest batch of the smallest cars on the market to determine the strength of their roofs in the event of a rollover accident. Coming out on top with a "good" rating was ...

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    IIHS: Small car bumpers cost big bucks to repair

    Driving a small car in the urban environs they're so well suited for can add up in big repair bills, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Low speed incidents in parking lots and on tight city streets are everyday occurrences that seemingly shouldn't cost a lot to set right, but they ...

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    Smart USA responds to IIHS crash test results

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    Needless to say, the folks over at Smart USA were not pleased to see the results of the latest batch of crash testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS did a series of frontal offset crash tests between small ...

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    A gentler tap - IIHS suggests car bumper standards for light trucks

    It's not a surprise that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) would be backing a proposal that has the potential to lower the amount of damage vehicles sustain in crashes, and therefore lead to less costly repairs for insurers. What is surprising is the NHTSA's stubborn attitude about ...

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    Acura TSX named Top Safety Pick by IIHS

    Click on the image above for pics of our uncrashed 2009 Acura TSX The all-new 2009 Acura TSX was recently crashed into a barrier at 40 mph, and smacked with a side sled at 31 mph, by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). While the last model (2005-2008 with side airbags) scored "good" ...

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    Hyundai Entourage wins Top Safety Pick award

    Hyundai Motor America's all-new 2007 Entourage (shown above) has garnered the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's gold "Top Safety Pick" award, with the best rating ever for a minivan. The Entourage is also the first Hyundai to receive an IIHS "gold" award.The Entourage ...

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    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety alters crash test practices

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has altered its testing policy for frontal offset crashes, allowing automakers of top-rated vehicles to submit test data to verify before the institute issues a rating. Nine vehicles for 2006, including the Buick Lucerne (pictured), Hyundai Azera, ...


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