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Small car ratings run gamut in challenging small overlap front test

The Mini Cooper Countryman is the only small car to earn a good rating among the latest group of 12 small cars subjected to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash...

Quick work: Better autobrake helps more models earn top IIHS ratings for front crash prevention

Less than a year into a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings program for front crash prevention, auto manufacturers are making strides in adopting the most beneficial systems with...

Small overlap crash test stymies most midsize SUVs; 2 models from GM earn the only good ratings in class

The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front...

Minicars fall short for small overlap frontal protection

Only 1 minicar out of 11 tested achieves an acceptable rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test, making these tiny vehicles the worst performing group...

Thirty-nine vehicles meet tougher criteria to earn 2014 safety awards from IIHS

Twenty-two vehicles earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest safety award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to a high level of protection in crashes and the availability of front...

More booster seats grab top ratings for safety belt fit: 19 of 31 new models for 2013 earn BEST BET designation

Child restraint manufacturers continue to roll out new booster seats that do a good job of improving the way an adult safety belt fits a typical booster-age child. This year, 19 of 31 new models...

IIHS issues first crash avoidance ratings

A new test program by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the performance of front crash prevention systems to help consumers decide which features to consider and encourage...

Performance in small overlap front test earns 6 small cars good or acceptable ratings and TOP SAFETY PICK+ award

The latest small overlap front crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveal a range of performance among many of the best-selling small cars in the U.S. market....