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2011 TOP SAFETY PICK award winners

IIHS news release • December 22, 2010 66 winners of 2011 Top Safety Pick award; automakers quickly improve roofs to Boost rollover protection ARLINGTON, VA — Sixty-six vehicles earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award for 2011, including 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and a minivan. Top Safety Pick recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests. Winners also must have available electronic stability control, a crash avoidance feature that significantly reduces crash risk. The ratings help consumers pick vehicles that offer a higher level of protection than federal safety standards require. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr122210.html


 


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Huge cost of mismatched bumpers
IIHS news release • December 2, 2010 Huge cost of mismatched bumpers: When bumpers on cars and SUVs don't line up (and many of them don't), low-speed collisions produce more damage and higher repair costs ARLINGTON, VA — Bumpers are the first line of defense against costly damage in everyday low-speed crashes. Bumpers on cars are designed to match up with each other in collisions, but a long-standing gap in federal regulations exempts SUVs from the same rules. New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests demonstrate the results: SUV bumpers that don't line up with those on cars can lead to huge repair bills in what should be minor collisions in stop-and-go traffic. Full text of release at: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr120210.html





New roof strength tests
IIHS news release • March 24, 2009 Roof strength is focus of new rating system; 4 of 12 small SUVs evaluated earn top marks ARLINGTON, VA — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is launching a new roof strength rating system to help consumers pick vehicles that will help protect them in rollover crashes. Twelve small SUVs are the first to be put to the test. Only 4 earn the top rating of good. The Volkswagen Tiguan has the strongest rated roof, and the Kia Sportage has the weakest among the 2008-09 models evaluated. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr032409.html





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Today Show Insurance industry names safest cars
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Small overlap crash test stymies most midsize SUVs - IIHS News
IIHS news release • April 8, 2014 Small overlap crash test stymies most midsize SUVs; 2 models from GM earn the only good ratings in class ARLINGTON, Va. — T...





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Small pickup rollover protection
IIHS news release • February 4, 2010 First time Institute ratings small pickups for rollover protection; only one model rates good in test that assures strength of roof ARLINGTON, VA — The Nissan Frontier has the strongest roof and the Chevrolet Colorado the weakest among 5 small pickup trucks, all 2010 models, that recently were tested for rollover protection by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Frontier, also sold as the Suzuki Equator, is the only pickup in the group to earn the highest rating of good. The Ford Ranger is rated acceptable while the Dodge Dakota, Toyota Tacoma, and Colorado (also sold as the GMC Canyon) earn the second lowest rating of marginal. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr020410.html





2014 Toyota 4Runner small overlap IIHS crash test
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First Institute crash tests of Smart car
IIHS news release • May 14, 2008 First Institute crash tests of Smart car: diminutive two-seater earns top ratings for protecting people in front & side crashes ARLINGTON, VA — The Smart car is getting a lot of attention for its small size and style, and now it's earning impressive crash test ratings. In recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2008 Smart Fortwo, the smallest car for sale in the US market, earned the top rating of good for front and side crash protection. Its seat/head restraints earned the second highest rating of acceptable for protection against whiplash in rear impacts. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr051408.html





Side impact protection improves - and not just because of side airbags
IIHS news release • January 19, 2011 Vehicles that earn good test ratings for side-impact protection greatly reduce risk of dying for drivers in real-world crashes ARLINGTON, VA — Drivers of vehicles that perform well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's side-impact crash test are much less likely to die in a real-world left-side crash than drivers of vehicles that do poorly, a new analysis finds. The study includes only passenger vehicles with side airbags, demonstrating that airbags, while crucial, are far from the whole story in side crash protection. Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr011911.html





2014 Kia Sorento small overlap IIHS crash test
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2014 BMW 2 series small overlap IIHS crash test
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