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Progress on LATCH ease of use

Ratings of child restraint installation hardware are getting better.

Small overlap gap

Vehicles with good driver protection may leave passengers at risk, an IIHS study shows.

Higher speeds, slower progress

Two decades of speed limit increases have cost 33,000 lives, new IIHS research shows.

Latest news from the Institutes

May 12, 2017

BMW 5 series earns Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned BMW 5 series offers good protection in a small overlap front crash, in contrast to the previous generation of the large luxury car, which didn't hold up well during the small overlap test.

May 10, 2017

IIHS tests side underride guard

A recent crash test shows how a simple guard hanging from a semitrailer's side can prevent a car from sliding underneath. A second test without the guard demonstrates the potentially deadly results of side underride.

April 25, 2017

Kia Cadenza earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Kia Cadenza, a large car, earns the highest award from IIHS, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and acceptable headlights.

April 12, 2017

New used vehicle recommendations for teens

The updated list is based on more stringent criteria and includes 49 "best choices" and 82 "good choices."

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