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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

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

2 weeks 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...

2015 Chrysler 200 earns Top Safety Pick+ [w/video]

If safety is a priority in your next car purchase, the 2015 Chrysler 200 looks like a pretty good bet, according to a recent evaluation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The new sedan scored top marks in all of the agency's...Show More Summary

2015 Chrysler 200 Earns IIHS’ Top Safety Pick Plus Award

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the redesigned-for-2015 Chrysler 200 sedan a Top Safety Pick Plus award winner. The institute's top honor requires that a vehicle earn a good or acceptable rating for small overlap protection; good ratings...

New Round of IIHS Small Offset Tests a Mixed Bag

  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the results of its latest round of small offset crash tests. This latest group of twelve cars posted a wide range of scores, highlighting the challenging nature of the Institute’s newest test. Show More Summary

Only 1 Out 12 Small Cars Gets “Good” Rating In New Crash Test Results

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (the place that crashes cars into walls for science) recently ran a dozen popular small cars, including the Chevy Volt, Ford C-Max Hybrid, Mini Cooper Countryman, and the Mazda 5, through its “small overlap” front crash test, where only the front corner of the vehicle is involved in a collision. While several of the … [More]

Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014...

Mini Cooper Countryman wins insurance group's top rating in crash test

In crash tests of small cars, the little Mini Cooper Countryman turned in a big performance — it was the only vehicle in a group of 12 to win the top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Watch the 2015 Hyundai Sonata crash its way to an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

Hyundai has managed to get another vehicle on the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick +, as its new 2015 Sonata sedan performed admirably in crash testing. The redesigned Sonata's new look belied an improved...Show More Summary

Finding a safe car for your teenager to drive

A look at some of the safe models recommended by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

2015 Hyundai Sonata Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Award

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Hyundai's midsize sedan is back for 2015, redesigned and safer than ever. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announced that the new Sonata earned its most prestigious safety award, Top Safety Pick Plus. The Sonata earned the honor by...

Safety group lists best used cars for teen drivers

Many teens are driving cars that are poorly matched to their driving skills, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

That "Best Used Cars For Teens" List Gets It Half Right

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and young drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision. In an effort to help parents buy safer cars, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released their list of recommended used cars for teens. It's not bad, but it has issues. Read more...

BMW 2 Series Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The BMW 2 Series earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), making it the first BMW to win an IIHS safety award in 2014, and the first to pass the agency's small overlap front crash test. DON'T MISS: 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider Quick Drive Video The 2 Series earned the highest-available "good" rating in...

2014 BMW 2 Series earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just certified its latest Top Safety Pick+, honoring the all-new BMW 2 Series with the coveted rating. IIHS cited the 2 Series' crash test ratings, which were rated as "Good" in the small overlap, moderate overlap, side and rollover. Show More Summary

The safest cars on the road

Seven models, including three from General Motors, get the top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety classifies as a "large luxury car," has received the institute's highest safety honor, Top Safety Pick Plus. Helping to put it over the top, the E-Class earned a score...

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