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2019 Mazda CX-9 improves its IIHS rating to Top Safety Pick +

Only four other similar crossovers have the rating

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Minivans Do Poorly In Crash Tests

Several minivans earn poor rating on small overlap front crash test

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.

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Chevy Volt 'acceptable,' Nissan Leaf 'poor' in new IIHS safety tests

Batteries In Both Plug-in Vehicles Considered Safe

Ford C-Max Hybrid also scored "acceptable" rating.

Car Shopping For A Teen? Here's What You Need To Know

Many used cars don't contain criticial safety features that could keep kids safer

Teen drivers are the most vulnerable motorists on the road. They take unnecessary risks. They're inexperienced. They're more likely to sit behind the wheel of used cars that don't contain the latest safety technology.

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GM midsize SUVs lead IIHS safety tests, Honda Pilot disappoints [w/videos]

General Motors finally has something to celebrate about. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain aced the latest round of small overlap front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety among nine midsize SUVs, and they both scored a Top Safety Pick+ accolade. However,

Smaller Cars Endure Big Problems On Crash Test

Chevy Spark is the only mini car to pass small front-overlap scrutiny

Smaller cars aren't as safe as their larger counterparts. That's been accepted as a vehicular truth ever since physics first demonstrated that mass times velocity equals force. Now comes a glance at how such a formula applies in the real world.

The Cars Considered The Safest For 2014

Honda earns top honors from IIHS; Mazda and Subaru also fare well in tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducts some of the toughest crash tests in the auto industry. This year, it was harder than ever for automakers to win the nonprofit group's top safety awards.

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2013 Toyota RAV4 earns 'poor' rating in IIHS small overlap crash test [w/video]

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested a batch of SUVs in its small overlap frontal crash test earlier this year, it held off on putting the Toyota RAV4 in the blender because the new, 2013 model was due to arrive shortly after the test. The new crossover might be bett

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Subaru Forester first to ace difficult new IIHS crash test [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced its new small overlap frontal crash test last year, and while a number of cars have passed the test with an "Acceptable" rating, the 2014 Subaru Forester is the first vehicle to ace the test with a "Good" rating. A total of 13 sma

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Five vehicles named Top Safety Pick+ including new Civic, MKZ

In an attempt to help push vehicle safety to a higher level, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety created a stricter Top Safety Pick+ rating last year, which incorporates a brutal small overlap test and requires cars to get Good ratings in four out of the five categories (and no less than Acceptable in the fifth). Joining the list of the Jeffrey N. Ross

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Fiat 500 least safe vehicle to drive according to insurance website [w/video]

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashed a 2012 Fiat 500, the little car got the best scores in all categories. It's a safe car, then, right?

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Mazda3, CX-5 earn IIHS Top Safety Picks

Mazda technologies like SkyActiv-Body and SkyActiv-Chassis, plus ultra-high-tensile steel, six airbags, "crusable" brake and accelerator pedal assembly and collapsible steering column have helped the 2013 Mazda3 and 2014 Mazda CX-5 win Top Safety Pick laurels from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It's the

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2013 Ford Fusion nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crushed, mangled and smashed the 2013 Ford Fusion and gives it a coveted Top Safety Pick designation. That's the second Fusion generation in a row given the title.

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IIHS says booster seats are getting better, releases 2012 report

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has released its latest booster seat test results which show seat makers are more than ever designing better products.

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IIHS launching first new frontal crash test since 1995 [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has unveiled a new crash testing methodology in dramatic fashion – by dinging some of the most popular entry luxury sedans for failing to adequately protect the driver during certain types of crashes. The 2012 Acura TSX, 2012 BMW 3-Series, 2012 Lincol

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America's cell phone laws, state by state

Memorial Day weekend is one of the premiere road trip holidays. According to the American Automobile Association, more than 30 million people will hit the road this weekend, averaging 642 miles each. That means, for many, crossing state lines. And nowadays, that's more confusing than ever. Speed limits may vary, but at least those are posted. Cell phone laws, however, are much more confusing.

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IIHS crowns Prius c and Malibu Eco Top Safety Picks [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crowned two eco-friendly new models as Top Safety Picks: the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco and 2012 Toyota Prius c. The redesigned 2013 Malibu joins its 2012 model-mate as a Top Pick, and the 2013 earned a good side impact rating even without its optional side ai

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IIHS crowns three new Top Safety Picks [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crowned two sedans and a hatchback as Top Safety Picks: the 2013 Chevrolet Malibe Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera and 2012 Toyota Prius c. The redesigned 2013 Malibu joins

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Verano completes Buick sweep of IIHS Top Safety Pick awards [w/video]

Congratulations are in order for Buick after its new Verano earned top scores in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. This now means that every new Buick model is on the Institute's Top Safety Pick list.

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