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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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    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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    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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    Official: Chevy Sonic officially rated 40 mpg, earns Top Safety Pick [w/video]
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    General Motors was proud to show off a bit of recent crash testing done with its 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, and for good reason, too. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has officially highlighted the subcompact cruiser as a Top Safety Pick. To qualify, the Sonic needed to earn 'Good' scores in ...

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    Official: Dodge Durango snags Top Safety Pick laurels from IIHS [w/video]
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    Chalk one up in the win column for Chrysler. The 2011 Dodge Durango has earned the title of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That's a nice step forward over previous generations, which failed to achieve the honor. Now, however, any Durango built after May of 2011 ...

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    Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards
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    Like their body-on-frame SUV cousins, full-size pickup trucks are more prone to roll over than a standard passenger car. That's exactly why it's so important to have a vehicle that earns good marks in roof-strength tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just released the data on ...

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    Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf earn Top Safety Picks in first IIHS electric vehicle crash tests
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has completed its first test of mainstream plug-in vehicles, and both the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf have were named "Good" for their front, side, rear, and rollover crash protection. Testing procedures for these plug-in vehicles were ...

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    Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards
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    When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety first crash tested the 2011 Ford Edge and 2011 Lincoln MKX, the crossover twins came close to becoming a Top Safety Pick. So why didn't the Edge and MKX take home the prestigious safety honor? The soft-roading duo didn't quite measure up to the ...

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    2011 Hyundai Equus named IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'
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    Our long-term Hyundai Equus has already impressed our staff with its copious level of luxury refinement and general largess. Now Hyundai can put another notch in the belt of its luxury sedan after being designated an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. The Equus won the ...

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    2012 Volvo S60 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award
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    Volvo can stick another feather in its safety cap. The 2012 S60 has officially been awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick judgement by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That means the sedan managed to net top ratings in all IIHS crash tests, including front, side, rollover and rear ...

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    Mazda3 earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS
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    The Insurance Istitute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2011 Mazda3 its coveted Top Safety Pick award. Both the 3 hatchback and sedan received "good" ratings when put up against the IIHS's roof crush machine, which applies constant pressure to the roof of the car. To earn a "good" rating, the ...

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    IIHS awards Top Safety Pick to 2011 Honda Odyssey, GM Lambda CUVs
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2011 Honda Odyssey, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia have all been named Top Safety Picks, the organization's highest honor. The Odyssey is the second minivan to earn the award since IIHS added roof strength ...

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    IIHS crowned 66 Top Safety Picks in 2011
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its list of vehicles with the highest crash ratings for 2011. A total of 66 vehicles were awarded the honor of becoming an IIHS Top Safety Pick, with 40 cars, 25 SUVs and one minivan making the cut. As you may recall, the organization awards ...

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    IIHS awards 2011 Buick Regal Top Safety Pick
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    2011 Buick Regal at IIHS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just wrapped up its battery of batterings on the 2011 Buick Regal, and the results have netted "Good" ratings for front, side, rear and rollover impact protection. ...

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    2011 Kia Sportage bags IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'
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    2011 Kia Sportage – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When it comes to the 2011 Kia Sportage, there's a lot to talk about. From where we sit, it's one of the best-looking compact crossovers on the market, it's reasonably priced (starting below $20,000) and as we found out in our first ...

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    2011 BMW 5-Series nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick laurels
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    2011 BMW 535i – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 BMW 5 series can stick another feather in its jaunty Alpine cap. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the German automaker's middle child the coveted Top Safety Pick accolade. The newest generation of the 5er ...

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    IIHS tests Lexus HS250h for rollover, Suzuki Kizashi for side-impact
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    2010 Lexus HS 250h and 2010 Suzuki Kizashi – Click above for high-res image galleries
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just wrapped up a couple more crash tests of both the Lexus HS 250h and the Suzuki Kizashi. The little luxury hybrid recently underwent both side impact and ...

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    IIHS awards Top Safety Picks to Audi, Ford, Hyundai and VW on strength of roofs
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    2010 Insurance Institute For Highway Safety rollover tests – click above for high-res images
    Perish the thought, haters! The above Lincoln MKT is getting its roof caved in not on aesthetic grounds, but rather to test its ability to survive a rollover accident. If you haven't guessed by now, ...

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