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Rear cameras show benefits

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

Midsize SUVs collapse in test

Most tested for small overlap protection fail to hold up. Only two models earn good ratings.

More BEST BET boosters

Nineteen new models earn the top rating
in IIHS booster seat evaluations.

Truck underride guards can fail

Guards on modern semitrailers do a good job preventing cars from sliding underneath, but in certain crashes the danger remains high.

Latest news from the Institutes

July 17, 2014

Hyundai Sonata earns Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the latest model to be added to the list of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winners. The Sonata earns an acceptable rating in the small overlap front crash test, earns good ratings in each of the Institute's other four tests and offers an optional forward collision warning system.

July 16, 2014

IIHS releases list of safest used vehicles for teens

The Institute issues its first-ever recommendations on used vehicles for teen drivers after research shows that many are driving small vehicles that don't offer enough crash protection and old ones without the latest safety technology.

June 25, 2014

BMW earns its 1st IIHS award for 2014

The 2 series, a midsize luxury car, earns the Top Safety Pick+ award after becoming the first BMW model to achieve a good rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test.

June 5, 2014

Mercedes-Benz E-Class earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class earns the Top Safety Pick+ award after changes were made to improve front small overlap protection. The E-Class is the fourth large luxury car to earn the Institute's highest award for 2014.

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