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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; overflow: hidden; max-width:

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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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The safest crossover in its class in Europe

The category was adult occupant protection.

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Koenigsegg released the video to celebrate social media followers.

It's not pretty, but it looks fun.

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IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.

IIHS beefs up criteria for headlights and passenger-side small overlap front crash protection.

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It's only a problem in a very specific situation.

Wear your seat belt.

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In October, 2016 the IIHS tested two Nissans in a car-to-car crash test, highlighting the difference in safety standards between the U.S. and Mexico. The 50% overlap test shows what 20 years of safety progress looks like.

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For one thing, the seat belt was ineffective.

Tesla is dismissive of the testing as suiting the IIHS' "own subjective purposes."

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It falls just short of 'Top Safety Pick +.'

Its headlights are the weak link.

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In one video, of a 30 mph rollover test, the car is barely even dented.

All the cameras, radar, and sensors in the world won't do a lick of good when a two-ton projectile unavoidably slams into an immoveable object.

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ETI Ltd. has created a new highway guardrail that rotates when struck by a vehicle.

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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty aces NHTSA crash tests with 5 stars overall.

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The Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius Prime are still the safest plug-in picks.

There will be no Top Safety Pick awards for these luxury EVs.

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This is also why 25-year-old "new" cars are not a great idea.

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The first Chinese-built car tested passes with flying colors.

The Buick Envision is one of just 12 midsize luxury crossovers with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating.

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In vehicle safety news, the Hyundai Elantra has snagged a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Good front crash protection isn’t distributed equally across the front seat.

Results from a recent IIHS study reveals that cars with good small overlap front ratings may not protect the passenger as well as the driver.

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Turns out American muscle cars aren’t that strong according to IIHS crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put three iconic American sports cars through a range of performance crash tests.