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    Kia Soul, Toyota Prius and Honda Insight earn IIHS Top Safety Pick awards
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    IIHS 2010 small car crash tests - Click above for high-res image gallery
    News comes today by way of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that the 2010 Kia Soul, Toyota Prius and Honda Insight have all earned the group's coveted Top Safety Pick Award. That means each of the three vehicles ...

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    IIHS tests two-door coupes, ratings mostly positive
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    IIHS 2009 two-door crash tests - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It comes as little surprise that two-door automobiles perform differently when crash tested than their four-door stablemates, particularly in side crashes. Due to the vastly different structural makeup of coupes versus sedans, ...

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    IIHS: Small car bumpers cost big bucks to repair
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    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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    IIHS crash tests – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    IIHS finds sub-compacts fare poorly against mid-size sedans
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    IIHS crash tests – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the biggest concerns people have with buying smal cars is crash safety. More specifically, there are concerns about what happens when a small car meets a larger one in an accident. Regardless of size, all cars are required to ...

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    IIHS releases list of 2009 Top Safety Picks
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    Vehicles are getting safer according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which published its list of 2009 Top Safety Picks today. A total of 72 vehicles earned Top Safety Pick honors this year, which means each one earned the highest score of Good in front, side and rear crash tests ...

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    IIHS praises Ford Focus for cheap crash repairs
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    click above image to view high-res gallery of the 2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe
    Reminding us once again that there's more than meets the eye when shopping for a vehicle are recent impact tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that measure how much it costs to fix a vehicle after ...

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    IIHS crashes eight SUVs, four earn Top Safety Picks
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    Click above for high-res gallery of each crash testThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released complete crash test scores today for eight SUVs including the 2009 Ford Escape, 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2008 Nissan Rogue, 2009 VW Tiguan, 2008 Chevy Equinox/Pontiac Torrent, 2008 Jeep ...

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    IIHS questions the effectiveness of five new safety features
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    The view above your left knee in the 2009 Infiniti FX.In the last 24 hours, we've been accosted with more high-tech, in-car wizardry than we've ever asked for. And while you'll have to wait until next week to read our review of the new Infiniti FX, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has ...

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    IIHS midsize smack down: Side impact ratings better, rear crashes, not so much
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just wrapped up its latest battery of batterings and most of the tested contenders in the mid-size segment faired well. The Dodge Avenger and Chrysler Sebring, along with the Infiniti G35, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Aura, Mitsubishi Galant and ...

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    IIHS studies effectiveness of roof strength: Surprise! It matters
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    There's been considerable debate between automakers, legislators and safety advocates over how roof strength correlates to deaths in rollover crashes. The majority of the focus has appropriately been heaped on SUVs, whose high center of gravity makes them more prone to rollovers, particularly when ...

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    Cadillac CTS earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick
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    The new Cadillac CTS has been snatching up awards and garnering praise since its launch last year, and now its got another trophy to place on its shelf. After the IIHS wrapped up its battery of batterings, the CTS joined the Institute's list of Top Safety Picks for 2008. Cadillac's entry-level ...

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    IIHS posts results on crashed Cooper, front rating 'good'
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety wrapped up yet another round of merciless destruction analyzed crash test data provided by BMW and came away with an overall 'Good' rating for the 2007 MINI Cooper.The only test conducted so far was the frontal offset crash, which received the 'Good' ...

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    IIHS reports luxury cars have expensive fender benders
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    This is kind of a long-known fact, but there's some new data to back it up. Just because you pony up those extra tens of thousands of dollars for a luxury car doesn't mean you will get bumpers that protect you from damage any better. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released a ...

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    IIHS finds most trucks, SUVs and minivans have poor head restraints
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    Over the past few years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has been testing the effectiveness of head and neck restraints in most of the new models that it puts through its battery of batterings, and with good reason. Rear-end collisions are the number one crash on American roads. ...

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    Volvo S80, Scion xB score 'good' on IIHS crash tests
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    "Good" is such a broad term. When we go looking at crash test data, "good" is not the word that grabs us by the earlobes and says "Hey! I'll save your tail!" "Good" indicates a level of competence perhaps elevated from average levels of acheivement, but the word doesn't connote stellar performance ...

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    IIHS crashes convertibles too! Saab 9-3, Volvo C70 earn top ratings
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just wrapped up its own version of a clinical demolition derby on some of the newest drop tops around, and when the airbag dust settled, the Saab 9-3 and the Volvo C70 earned the Institute's Top Safety Pick award. Both vehicles scored "good" in ...

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    Ford, Honda score high on safety test
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    The crash-happy folks over at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have just released the results of their newest round of testing, and Acura and Ford have come out on top. Both the Acura MDX and the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable earned the highest possible scores.The MDX was rated as ...

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    IIHS reports that bumpers aren't up to the task
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    As much as we like to think our modern cars are getting better and safer, apparently they can't beat an old Escort when it comes to low-speed collision damage. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released a report detailing their latest test results for the bumpers of midsize ...

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    Ford earns two IIHS Top Safety Picks for Edge and MKX
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    The Ford Edge is off to a strong start in sales, at least stronger than the Fusion's first full month of sales, and word has come from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that the CUV and its platform mate, the Lincoln MKX, has earned a Top Safety Pick, which should help move a few more ...

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