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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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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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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.

2011 Kia Sportage bags IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'

2011 Kia Sportage – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 BMW 5-Series nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick laurels

2011 BMW 535i – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan hybrids earn IIHS "Top Safety Pick"

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

IIHS awards Top Safety Picks to Audi, Ford, Hyundai and VW on strength of roofs

2010 Insurance Institute For Highway Safety rollover tests – click above for high-res images

2010 Top Safety Picks announced by IIHS, new roof strength rule shakes things up

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has once again announced the winners of its Top Safety Pick award – all 27 of them. This time out, 19 cars and eight SUVs made the all-important grade. To break it down a bit for you, Subaru is the only make to earn top marks in each of the classes in which it competes (four), winning a total of five awards. Ford and Volvo combined to take home six Top Safety Pick awards (the most of any automaker), VW/Audi comes away with five and

Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Lincoln MKZ earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

2010 Lincoln MKZ - Click above for a high-res image gallery

IIHS crashes eight SUVs, four earn Top Safety Picks

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Ford earns two IIHS Top Safety Picks for Edge and MKX

The Ford Edge is off to a strong start in sales, at least stronger than the Fusion's first full month of sales, and word has come from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that the CUV and its platform mate, the Lincoln MKX, has earned a Top Safety Pick, which should help move a few more units. Not only must a vehicle earn a top crash test rating of "good" for front, side and rear crash tests to become a Top Safety Pick, but this year the guidelines were further beefed up to mandate that h

IIHS releases 2007 Top Safety Pick Awards; not a domestic to be found

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced the recipients of its Top Safety Pick awards for 2007, a prize that's highly revered by those brands whose vehicles e