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48 models earn TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, 13 earn TOP SAFETY PICK

Nearly 50 vehicles meet tougher criteria for 2016 to take home the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, earning good ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness...

More BEST BET boosters make it easier to shop with confidence

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began its booster seat ratings in 2008, most models failed to consistently provide good belt fit — the main purpose of a booster. This year, all...

IIHS updates used vehicle recommendations for teens

Parents looking for a safe, affordable vehicle for their teen driver have many more options than just a year ago. IIHS has updated its recommendations for used vehicles for teens, and the list has...

Ford F- 150 crew cab pickup aces IIHS evaluations, but extended cab struggles in key small overlap test

The aluminum-body 2015 Ford F-150 crew cab swept the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s full slate of crashworthiness evaluations to qualify for a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK award. The F-150...

IIHS launches ease-of-use ratings of LATCH hardware in vehicles

Only 3 vehicles of more than 100 evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have child restraint installation hardware that earns a good rating for ease of use, while more than half...

Midsize SUVs have mixed results in latest round of small overlap tests

Three more midsize SUVs achieved good or acceptable ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the latest round of small overlap front crash testing, but many models, including...