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Top Safety Pick

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

    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 cars are also now quicker, more comfortable, better-equipped and safer than ever before. IIHS has been discovering just how safe in its latest wave of testing, and it's good and bad news for models in the small car market. The best news is reserved for Honda, whose Civic and Civic coupe earned the maximum Good rating in IIHS's strict small offset frontal crash tests. The small offset test puts the impact's maximum force...

  • 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 Nissan Leaf, which has picked up a "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While the...

  • 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 Ford Fusion and 2013 Nissan Altima have earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, a new level above the previous Top Safety...

  • 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 Pick award from the insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) While the 2013 Dodge Dart, Chrysler’s first compact...

  • 2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing
    2012 Fiat 500 Minicar Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Despite Size

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2012 Fiat 500 minicar one of its Top Safety Picks despite the diminutive car's size.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
    2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

    The influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has designated the subcompact 2012 Chevy Sonic one of its Top Safety Picks.

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

    The IIHS has named the 2012 Chevy Sonic a "Top Safety Pick," signifying that the car has scored high in crash testing and comes with standard electronic stability control.

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test
    IIHS Changes View Of Small Cars With Six Top Safety Pick Awards

    Twenty years ago small cars were generally seen as low cost transportation that would generally only get you from point A to point B. Small cars have come a long way from that in today’s automotive market with manufacturers like Ford, Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW and Audi just to name a few. Why...

  • 2011 Lexus CT 200h
    40 MPG And Safe: IIHS Names Ten Top Picks

    Good occupant safety can come in small packages—even those that get 40 mpg or more. That's one of the themes of the latest round of crash-test results and safety ratings released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Overall, there are now ten small-car and minicar models in...

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