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IIHS to toughen requirements on new-car evaluations in 2020

It will start weighing pedestrian crash avoidance in its ratings, among other changes

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

It applies to certain models equipped with LED headlights and front crash avoidance technology

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Tesla Model 3 named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

It adds to a 5-star overall crash rating from NHTSA

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2019 Jeep Cherokee gets IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

Improved crashworthiness, safety tech and headlights do the trick

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Ram 1500 is first full-size pickup to earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Headlight improvements since May put it over the top

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2020 Hyundai Palisade earns IIHS TSP+ award, doing what the Telluride couldn't

Better headlights pushed the Palisade over top of the Telluride

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Watch what happens when RVs get crash-tested — it ain't pretty

The motorhome market is skyrocketing in Sweden

The motorhome market is skyrocketing in Sweden.

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Koenigsegg preparing its cars for crash tests is an ugly affair

Hint: it involves a supercomputer and a sledgehammer

Hint: it involves a supercomputer and a sledgehammer.

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Just 3 of 11 pickups rated good in IIHS passenger-side crash tests

‘The pickup class still has a lot of work to do,’ IIHS says

'The pickup class still has a lot of work to do,' IIHS says

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2019 Honda HR-V earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

It's for the top-of-the-line Touring trim and its LED headlights

It's for the top-of-the-line Touring trim and its LED headlights.

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Watch the BMW X1 clobber test dummies in IIHS pedestrian safety test

The pedestrian crash-avoidance systems of 11 small SUVs were tested. Nine passed.

Out of 11 crossovers tested, one model flunked every simulation.

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Watch the carbon-fiber-bodied Polestar 1 crash into a wall

Does it meet the Volvo's rigorous standards?

Does it meet the Volvo's rigorous standards?

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2019 Acura RDX named a Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

More accolades for the redesigned luxury compact SUV

More accolades for the redesigned luxury compact SUV.

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Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee flunk IIHS passenger-side crash test

Tests show high risk of injury; here's how other midsize SUVs fared

Tests show high risk of injury; here's how other midsize SUVs fared.

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How to make choosing the safest car for your family easy

We show you how to use safety ratings and features to choose a car

It's true that vehicles get a little bit safer, cumulatively, with every passing year. Each time a car, truck, SUV, or van is redesigned, the automaker can optimize it to ace the safety ratings and incorporate new features that car buyers value to help protect their families and others on the road, like pedestrians and bicyclists. But new cars are subject to more comprehensive safety testing than ever, and there's a gradient of available safety out there.

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2018 Nissan Leaf beats rebadged Bolt in Euro NCAP crash testing

Nissan's electric car earns top marks

The 2018 Nissan Leaf small electric hatchback looks like it will be a very safe choice for buyers. And we mean that very literally. Euro NCAP, the organization responsible for crash tests and safety ratings in Europe tested the Leaf and gave it five stars out of five for overall safety. The safety rating is based on four categories with a maximum score of 100 percent in any one

Car Buying
Crash test videos show how rust compromises safety

Rust protection is occupant protection

These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0;

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2018 Ford Escape crossover flunks passenger-side crash test

Ford's volume SUV gets 'poor' rating for protecting front passengers

Ford's second-most popular vehicle by sales has failed a critical crash safety test, earning the worst safety rating of seven small SUVs tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for front passenger-side crash protection.

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Volvo XC60 gets near-perfect score in European crash test category

The safest crossover in its class in Europe

The category was adult occupant protection.

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Watch a Koenigsegg Regera go through some brutal crash testing

Koenigsegg released the video to celebrate social media followers.

It's not pretty, but it looks fun.

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