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Mixed results

Performance is improving in the small overlap front test, but some small cars still need work.

More cars that brake by themselves

The latest front crash prevention ratings include more vehicles with advanced or superior systems with autobrake.

Rear cameras show benefits

New research shows the technology can help drivers avoid backover crashes.

Latest news from the Institutes

November 20, 2014

3 minivans have dire crash test results

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.

November 6, 2014

27 new boosters earn highest rating

IIHS evaluated 41 new booster models for 2014, and 27 earn the highest rating of BEST BET.

November 4, 2014

Acura TLX earns Top Safety Pick+ award

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.

October 2, 2014

Results for 3 large luxury cars run the gamut

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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