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Performance is improving in the small overlap front test, but some small cars still need work.
The latest front crash prevention ratings include more vehicles with advanced or superior systems with autobrake.
New research shows the technology can help drivers avoid backover crashes.
Three minivans perform abysmally in the IIHS small overlap crash test. The Toyota Sienna earns an acceptable rating, bringing the number of minivans with decent protection to two.
IIHS evaluated 41 new booster models for 2014, and 27 earn the highest rating of BEST BET.
With acceptable protection in small overlap front crashes and a superior rating for front crash prevention, the Acura TLX earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.
Results for three large luxury cars in the IIHS small overlap front test are a mixed bag, with the Infiniti Q70 achieving a good rating, the Lincoln MKS earning a poor rating, and the BMW 5 series earning a marginal.
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