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2015 Hyundai Genesis Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Award

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the redesigned-for-2015 Hyundai Genesis a Top Safety Pick Plus, the institute's highest honor. The premium full-size sedan earned a good rating in crashworthiness tests including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side,...

Watch Godzilla Choke On A Fiat 500L

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For the record, the Fiat 500L gets some good ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. That's not really mentioned here. In a tie-in with the new Godzilla movie, Fiat wants to show that its 500L can, in fact, withstand large reptile attacks. Read more...

2015 Subaru WRX Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Award

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The Subaru WRX, redesigned for 2015, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award, the institute announced today. This was the first time the IIHS has safety-tested the all-wheel-drive compact sedan separately from the Impreza, with...

IIHS shows you how they capture crash-test footage

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashes a bunch of cars each year (multiple times, too) to ascertain their safety at its Vehicle Research Center. Have you ever wondered not just what it takes to slam automobiles against obstacles,...Show More Summary

Parking Lot Survival Guide: AAA’s 6 Tips for Staying Safe

4 months agoNews : ABC Headlines Blog

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 14 percent of all vehicle collisions that result in damage happen in parking lots. Below are AAA’s tips for safe parking.  1. Stay Alert: Watch for cars cutting across parking lots and speeding through aisles. Take...

Popular large SUVs struggle in small overlap front crash test

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Just two of the nine large SUVs put through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash test have earned the top rating, while a number of popular models have disappointed with ‘poor’ and ‘marginal’ scores. Two General Motors models, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, were the only vehicles tested to score [...]

GM midsize SUVs lead IIHS safety tests, Honda Pilot disappoints [w/videos]

General Motors finally has something to celebrate about. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain aced the latest round of small overlap front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety among nine midsize SUVs, and they both scored a Top Safety Pick+ accolade. Show More Summary

Watch This Absolutely Brutal Crash Test Of A Mazda CX-9

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the results of their Small Overlap Front crash test for Mid-Size SUVs today, we focused mainly on the good news. GM did well, others not so much. The Mazda CX-9, for example, was rated "poor." And it wasn't even the worst one out there. Read more...

Only 2 Midsize SUVs Get Top Rating in Crash Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/APA 2014 Subaru Forester during a front overlap crash test. The Forester was only one of two small SUVs to pass the test. By TOM KRISHER DETROIT -- Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest...Show More Summary

Several Midsize SUVs Fail IIHS Crash Test

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The 2014 Honda Pilot didn't do very well in Cars.com's $40,000 3-Row SUV Challenge, and it fared even worse in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest crash test. The Pilot is one of several SUVs that scored poorly in...

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announced that the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu earned the agency's highest designation, Top Safety Pick Plus. The sedan gets the rating when paired with a forward collision warning system. The Malibu earned a score...

Nissan Rogue joins the few small SUVs to pass a difficult crash test

Small Nissan SUV passes a difficult crash test; Audi A3 also gets top rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

IIHS bestows 2015 Audi A3 with Top Safety Pick+ [w/video]

There's some good news for Audi today, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the all-new A3 one of its Top Safety Pick+, the institute's highest award for safety. While there are no shortage of cars that can handleShow More Summary

2015 Audi A3 Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Award

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The redesigned 2015 Audi A3 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's most prestigious safety rating, Top Safety Pick Plus, the institute announced Tuesday. The compact luxury sedan (previously a hatchback) received scores of "good" for performance in the...

2014 Nissan Rogue earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ [w/videos]

The 2014 Nissan Rogue has scored a Top Safety Pick+ award following positive crash test results by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The new crossover scored good results (the highest rating) in the group's five crashworthiness...Show More Summary

2014 Nissan Rogue Earns IIHS' Top Safety Rating

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Thursday that the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue earned its top crashworthiness designation, the Top Safety Pick Plus designation. The redesigned compact crossover scored "good" in all five test categories — including moderate and...

IIHS says rearview cameras more effective alone than with parking sensors

Rearview cameras sound like a good bet if you're concerned about safety, but a new study just published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that their benefits may be limited. Parking sensors, says the study, provided...Show More Summary

Fatal Crashes Among Elderly Drivers Are Declining, IIHS Study Says

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Maybe it's OK to let grandpa keep those keys a little longer. A February 2014 study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds car-crash deaths have fallen quite a bit among older drivers during the past 15 years. The...

Spy Shots: Volvo XC90 prototype spied for the first time ever

Despite its advanced age, the Volvo XC90 remains a highly competent luxury SUV. The design has aged nicely, and it's clear from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety naming the big Volvo a Top Safety Pick + that the safety-minded Swedes behind it knew what they were doing. Show More Summary

Report: Honda Fit loses Recommended rating from Consumer Reports

Thanks to its poor performance in the most recent round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, where it received the lowest overall score in the small-overlap test, Consumer Reports has bumped the Honda Fit from its "Recommended" list. Show More Summary

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