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2015 Honda Fit: Early Models To Get Better Bumpers For Crash Safety Boost

2015 Honda Fit: Early Models To Get Better Bumpers For Crash Safety Boost

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact just recently went on sale, but it's already received a significant update. Honda has strengthened the bumper-beam welds, and now it will retrofit the stronger front bumper bar to roughly 12,000 of the earliest-production Fits. The redesigned 2015 Fit garnered an... read more

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Subaru Outback in IIHS frontal crash prevention system test.

IIHS Unveils First Frontal-Crash Protection Ratings; 13 Of 74 High-Rated

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is now rating frontal-crash prevention systems. The IIHS says it decided to test these systems, which automatically... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

2013 Tesla Model S Crash Tests: What Cars To Compare It To?

Earlier this week, trumpets were blown for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], whose Model S luxury electric sedan attained the highest-ever rating in the National Highway Traffic... read more August 24, 2013 by 


 
2013 Kia Soul  -  rated POOR in IIHS small overlap frontal impact test

Which 2013 Small Cars Are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

It's not hard to see why small cars have increased in popularity over the last decade or so. Always popular among some buyers for their gas-saving abilities, today's small... read more August 8, 2013 by  2


 
2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester Aces New IIHS Crash Test; Other Crossovers, Not So Much

Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new crash test -- and a new rating to accompany it. A total of 13 compact SUVs recently took that test, and... read more May 16, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Gets IIHS 'Top Safety Pick' Rating

Nobody really wants to crash, but if you're unfortunate enough to do so it's nice to know your chances of escaping injury are better than most. That's the case with the 2013... read more May 9, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Fusion, Altima Get IIHS Top Safety Pick 'Plus'; Prius V, Camry Fall Short

Ford and Nissan are celebrating the results of the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing--but rival Toyota won't be quite so joyful. The 2013... read more December 20, 2012 by  15


 
2013 Dodge Dart

IIHS: 2013 Dodge Dart Named A Top Safety Pick

In the automotive world, nothing says a car is more safe than a 5-Star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a Top Safety... read more October 5, 2012 by 


 
2009 Toyota Yaris

Some Small Cars Generate Big Insurance Claims

Car safety has improved in leaps and bounds over the last few decades, with several technological advancements helping not only to protect you in an accident, but also... read more September 20, 2012 by  11


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Crash Test

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Gets 4-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

A few months after going on sale, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid has been given an official crash-test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... read more July 23, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Toyota Prius C IIHS Crash Test

2012 Toyota Prius C, Malibu Eco Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

Following in the tire-tracks of its older, larger and wagon-variant siblings,the 2012 Toyota Prius C has been awarded the coveted Top Safety Pick Award by the Insurance... read more May 15, 2012 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

IIHS Sticks By Volt Safety Rating: No Pack Issues After Crash Tests

Earlier this year, the public reputation of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt was changed forever after a crash-tested Volt caught fire in wrecking yard belonging to the National... read more December 30, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

GM Offers Loan Cars To Chevy Volt Customers While Crash Fires Are Investigated

A few weeks ago we told you about a 2011 Chevrolet Volt which had caught fire in a storage yard three weeks after it was subjected to an official National Highway Traffic... read more November 28, 2011 by  7


 
2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing

2012 Fiat 500 Minicar Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Despite Size

Yes, small can still be safe. Imagine! The diminutive 2012 Fiat 500 minicar was deemed a Top Safety Pick by the influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In... read more October 19, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

It used to be that going green meant giving up something, whether it was size, safety, or features in a car. Well, smaller cars still get better gas mileage. That's just... read more September 28, 2011 by  1


 
A 2012 Chevy Sonic undergoes frontal offset crash testing. Image: GM Corp.

2012 Chevy Sonic Proves Small Can Be Safe, Earns Top Safety Pick

In the days before airbags, crumple zones, high strength steel and electronic stability control, many American drivers equated “safe” with “large.”... read more September 15, 2011 by  9


 
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