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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.

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February 26, 2015

Nissan Sentra earns Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Nissan Sentra has improved from a poor to good rating in the small overlap front crash test, qualifying for the Top Safety Pick award.

February 19, 2015

2016 Kia Sorento is Top Safety Pick winner

The redesigned Kia Sorento earns a good rating in the small overlap front crash test and qualifies for the 2015 Top Safety Pick award. The previous generation of the midsize SUV rated poor for small overlap protection.

February 10, 2015

2 SUVs from GM earn Top Safety Pick

The Buick Encore earns the 2015 Top Safety Pick award after the small SUV's structure was improved for small overlap front protection. The Encore's twin, the Chevrolet Trax, also qualifies.

January 22, 2015

Rockingham Group's Menefee elected IIHS chairman

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of W. Neal Menefee as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Menefee is senior vice president of Rockingham Group. He succeeds Jeff Gendron, senior vice president, property/casualty operations, COUNTRY Financial, who served as IIHS chairman during 2014 and will continue to serve as a Board member.

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