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2015 Subaru Impreza Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Award

The 2015 Subaru Impreza has joined the ranks of the most crashworthy vehicles on the road as determined by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The car, available as a sedan or hatchback, earned the safety agency's highest distinction, Top...

DEVELOP NEW TESTS, DISCOVER NEW THINGS: Minivan crash test ‘among the worst we’ve ever seen.’ “A n…

DEVELOP NEW TESTS, DISCOVER NEW THINGS: Minivan crash test ‘among the worst we’ve ever seen.’ “A new series of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed troubling results for minivans that are often perceived as some of the safest vehicles on the road.”

Official: Chrysler, Nissan minivans earn 'dire' crash test results, says IIHS [w/video]

First introduced in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap frontal crash test has become the bane of many auto engineers' existence. It's a particularly steep design challenge because it forces just 25 percent of a vehicle's front end to take the brunt of a 40-mile-per-hour impact. Show More Summary

Three Minivans Score Poorly in IIHS Crash Test

The Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town & Country and its twin, the Dodge Grand Caravan, all received the lowest score of poor in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap crash test. This test simulates what happens when a vehicle's...

Honda Odyssey shines, Nissan and Chrysler minivans fail crash tests

Several minivans – including the Nissan Quest, the Chrysler Town & Country and its twin, the Dodge Grand Caravan -- don’t do a good job of protecting occupants in crashes and failed recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test...

Minivans Crash Test: Find Out Which Models Failed

Parents buy minivans for safety reasons, but in the latest crash test many did so poorly that if involved in an accident, the passengers would be lucky to walk again. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducted crash tests on several minivans recently and the results are not as good as drivers would hope. Show More Summary

Watch The Minivan Crash Test An Expert Calls 'Among The Worst' Ever

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

"A person experiencing this would be lucky to ever walk normally again," said the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Dave Zuby in response to the small overlap crash test performance of the Nissan Quest minivan. It's quite gnarly. Read more...

Worrying crash tests results for popular minivans

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ran a number of family vehicles head-on into a barrier, and dubbed a popular model "one of the worst" they've seen

Minivan crash tests: Toyota good; Chrysler, Dodge, Nissan poor

DETROIT (Reuters) - In a front overlap crash safety tests of four minivans sold in the United States, only the latest model of the Toyota Motor Corp Sienna scored well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said on Thursday. The...Show More Summary

27 New Booster Seats Earn IIHS Best Bet Nod

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

With 27 new booster seats added to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's list of Best Bets for 2014, parents should have an easier time finding one that fits their child. This year, 41 new boosters were tested in IIHS'...

2015 Acura TLX Earns Top Crash-Test Score from IIHS

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Acura's latest luxury sedan, the TLX, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, Top Safety Pick Plus. The TLX earned top scores of good in IIHS' roof-strength, side, moderate-overlap front and head restraint/seat evaluations. It earned an...

Smarter Driver: What are the safest old cars for teens?

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has compiled a list of the safest old cars, specifically with first cars and teens in mind.

Infiniti Q70 Excels, BMW 5 Series, Lincoln MKS Falter in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its most recent crash test results for midsize luxury sedans and found that Infiniti's Q70 sedan scored well across the board in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests,...

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

After missing the mark for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's coveted crashworthiness awards in the 2014 model year, the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has earned the institute's most prestigious designation, Top Safety Pick Plus. That's thanks to structural improvements and...

Improved 2015 Kia Soul Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick, Forte Fails

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The 2015 Kia Soul hatchback has rejoined the ranks of vehicles deemed worthy of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick. Meanwhile, the 2015 Forte fell short again after losing its status the previous model year, despite improvements....

Honda Fixes Flawed Beam Design In 2015 Fit, Gains IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

After a poor performance at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Honda has redesigned the front end of the 2015 Honda Fit to correct an issue with the compact’s front bumper beam. Autoblog reports the beam had broken free during the small-front overlap test earlier this year, resulting in a “Marginal” grade by the IIHS. Show More Summary

Honda to Retrofit Early 2015 Fit Hatchbacks to Match IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Thanks to structural modifications to improve crashworthiness, the 2015 Honda Fit earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Honda will reach out to those who already bought a 2015 Fit and modify the bumper structure...

Honda To Modify Fit To Boost Test Score, Calls Back 12,000 Cars

By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - The first 12,000 U.S. customers who bought the 2015 Honda Fit subcompact cars will be asked to have the vehicles retrofitted to attain top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Honda Motor Co and the IIHS said Thursday. Show More Summary

2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback crash their way to IIHS Top Safety Pick+ ratings [w/video]

The Subaru Legacy and Outback are the latest vehicles to be awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's most prestigious safety title, Top Safety Pick+. As we've explained many times before, this only applies vehicles that can...Show More Summary

2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback Earn IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Status

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

For the third consecutive year since the Top Safety Pick Plus designation was introduced in 2013, the Subaru Legacy sedan and its station-wagon sibling, the Outback, have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top prize. The 2015 Legacy and...

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