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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class earns top award

The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class moves up a step in the IIHS awards after earning a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test and getting improvements to its top-line headlights.

July 20, 2018

New Toyota SUV earns good ratings

The 2018 Toyota C-HR earns good ratings in all six of the IIHS crashworthiness tests and comes with standard superior-rated front crash prevention. However, a poor headlight rating keeps the SUV from earning a safety award.

July 19, 2018

Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent improve in small overlap test

The redesigned minicars earn a good rating in the driver-side small overlap front test — a marked improvement over the previous generation of each of these vehicles.

July 3, 2018

Hyundai Kona earns good ratings in 5 tests

The new small SUV is available with superior front crash prevention but misses out on an award because of poor headlights.

June 28, 2018

Bike helmet ratings reveal differences in protection

New evaluations based on a collaboration between IIHS and Virginia Tech help cyclists find the safest helmets.

June 26, 2018

Kia Niro earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2018 Kia Niro, a small, hybrid wagon, qualifies for the highest award from IIHS when equipped with optional front crash prevention and high-intensity discharge headlights.

June 15, 2018

Passenger-side tests of midsize SUVs reveal flaws

Structural collapse, an airbag nondeployment and hard hits to the dummy’s head are some of the big problems revealed by recent crash tests of midsize SUVs. Still, 6 of the 8 vehicles earn a good or acceptable rating for passenger-side small overlap front protection.

June 12, 2018

Mini Hardtop 2 Door earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2019 model earns the award from IIHS when equipped with front crash prevention and newly available acceptable-rated headlights.

June 7, 2018

IIHS-HLDI launches site for science teachers, students

A new educational website applies physics and biology concepts to the real world of cars and car crashes.

June 5, 2018

Study examines rising pedestrian deaths

Pedestrian deaths have jumped 46 percent since 2009. The increase has been mostly in cities and suburbs, away from intersections, on arterial roads and in the dark.

May 8, 2018
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