After being crushed from every which way and rolled over like a labrador, the 2013 Buick Encore has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the accolade, a vehicle must achieve the highest rating of "Good" in each of the institute's four main crash tests: Front Moderate Overlap, Side, Rollover and Rear. Show More Summary
Here’s some more good Nissan Leaf news to wrap up the weekend. The 2013 Nissan Leaf has received a “Top Safety Pick” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a video explaining its new frontal offset crash test, following last week’s announcement that the Subaru Forester has become the first vehicle to score top marks in its small overlap front crash … Continue reading ? The post IIHS explains frontal offset crash test appeared first on CarAdvice.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has launched an eight-part series that takes viewers inside the Institute’s Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia. The Institute goes behind the scenes to show how crash test dummies work, and how the IIHS engineers crash and evaluate the safety of every new car, SUV, minivan, and pickups [...]
You're probably familiar with how front, side and rear crash tests work, but what about the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's newest and toughest test — the frontal small-overlap evaluation? Small-overlap crashes account for nearly a quarter of frontal crashes...
Have you ever wondered how the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety goes about its crash-testing process, naming Top Safety Picks or crash-test losers? Do you just love to see brand-new cars get slammed into immovable objects at high speeds? Either way, this new "Inside IIHS" video series is for you. With eight parts planned, the series shows...
America's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has introduced a test that the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) doesn't expect to adopt, but it's proving a strong marketing tool for carmakers. Those few that make the cut, that is. Show More Summary
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/APThe IIHS conducts a small overlap frontal crash test of a 2014 Subaru Forester, which earned the group's top safety rating. By TOM KRISHER DETROIT -- Only two of 13 small SUVs performed well in...Show More Summary
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced its new small overlap frontal crash test last year, and while a number of cars have passed the test with an "Acceptable" rating, the 2014 Subaru Forester is the first vehicle to ace the test with a "Good" rating. Show More Summary
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's newest test — frontal small overlap — is pretty tough to ace. The agency recently performed the test, meant to simulate a crash of a vehicle's front corner into another vehicle, a tree or...
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Subaru Forester is at the top of its diverse, under-performing class.
SUVs are usually regarded as safer than small cars. However, “most of the small SUVs tested for safety in crashes did not fare well in more stringent tests” performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Reuters says. “US small SUVs scored badly,” writes the wire. Top honors took a trucklet that, according to [...]
By Jeanette Torres For the first time, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted crash tests on small SUVs to measure front-corner impact, which accounts for about 24 percent of injuries and deaths from frontal crashes. But only two of the 13 vehicles...
Small SUVs have enjoyed raging sales because of their versatility and gas mileage. The sales of some brands in the sector may plunge. New data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised concerns about the safety...Show More Summary
The Subaru Forester has become the first vehicle to score top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) small overlap front crash test. The new Subaru Forester was the only one of 13 ‘Small SUVs’ tested by the US-based … Continue reading ? The post Subaru Forester first to score top marks in new IIHS crash test appeared first on CarAdvice.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced test scores for its most recent compact crossovers, and Mitsubishi and Subaru have reasons to smile. Only two out of the 13 vehicles tested earned the top honor of Top Safety Pick+. The 2014 Subaru Forester was the only vehicle to earn Good ratings on the [...]
Inside the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Vehicle Research Center: Crash test dummies at work is a video which explores the types of dummies the Institute uses, how they are calibrated and the technology they contain for gathering information. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
Toyota redesigned its compact crossover for 2013, and along with new exterior styling and more interior features, the RAV4 also got improved safety ratings for the new model year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the RAV4 its Top...
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published a report stating something we’ve known for a while now. Swedish automaker Volvo makes safe cars, and that’s due in part to its forward collision warning system, as noted by a recent report released by the IIHS. As it currently stands, three of Volvo’s pillar models have [...]
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a study this week that seems to go against what critics and the media have been reporting for years. According to the report, some people - more specifically, a large majority of the residents in Washington D.C. Show More Summary