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Committing to standard autobrake

Ten automakers will work with IIHS and NHTSA to make automatic emergency braking standard on their new vehicles.

A new chapter in vehicle research

A major expansion of the IIHS testing facility will allow for year-round crash avoidance evaluations.

First LATCH ease-of-use ratings

Only three vehicles earn good ratings for their child seat attachment hardware.

Minivans with subpar protection

Recent tests of minivans reveal three models with poor small overlap front protection.

A boost for child safety

A record 27 new booster seat models are BEST BETs in our annual ratings.

Rear cameras show benefits

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

Latest news from the Institutes

October 6, 2015

New Fiat small SUV earns Top Safety Pick+

The new Fiat 500X small SUV achieves good ratings in all five of the Institute's crashworthiness tests and an advanced rating for front crash prevention.

October 1, 2015

Updated teen vehicle recommendations

IIHS has updated its recommendations for used vehicles for teens, and the list has grown by more than 50 percent.

September 30, 2015

Four Honda/Acura vehicles take top award

The Acura RDX and ILX and the Honda Accord sedan and coupe are the latest Honda Motor Co. offerings to earn the 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award.

September 24, 2015

Hyundai Tucson and Sonata earn top honors

A redesign for 2016 has taken the Hyundai Tucson from a poor to good rating in the small overlap front crash test. Both the Tucson and the Hyundai Sonata have available front crash prevention with automatic braking and qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award.

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