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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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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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IIHS says one vehicle type has an 81 percent spike in fatalities

Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are climbing at an alarming rate, jumping 46 percent since reaching a low point in 2009, according to federal data. Now, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identifies some trends behind the numbers and offers some recommendations.

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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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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 the only full-size pickup with the Top Safety Pick rating

The only pickup to score higher is the Honda Ridgeline.

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Some cars that rated good on the driver side were less than good for a front passenger.

Some cars that rated good on the driver side were less than good for a front passenger.

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But only with optional headlights

It received a "Good" rating in every crash test.

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An all-around improved car, now proven to be safer, too.

Every type of Camry headlight is acceptable or better.

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Fatalities are reduced by 86 percent.

U.S. drivers like to turn the systems off, though.

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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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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.