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April 8, 2014

Small overlap test stymies midsize SUVs

Two GM models, the Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine tested to earn a good rating in the small overlap front crash test.

March 31, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Malibu earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is the latest model to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. The Malibu received good ratings in all crashworthiness tests, including the challenging small overlap front crash test.

March 27, 2014

HLDI study shows importance of recalls

A new HLDI study shows that the presence of known defects that can cause fires corresponds to higher insurance losses, but the risk goes down after recalls are issued.

March 25, 2014

Redesigned Audi A3 earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2015 Audi A3, a midsize luxury car, earns the highest award from IIHS after becoming the first Audi model to achieve a good rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test.

March 20, 2014

Nissan Rogue earns Institute's top safety award

The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue is the latest model to be added to the list of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winners. The new Rogue has improved crashworthiness ratings over the previous generation and offers an optional forward collision warning system.

March 13, 2014

Research shows benefit of rear cameras

Rear cameras show promise in preventing backover crashes and are more effective than parking sensors in helping drivers avoid objects behind them, new IIHS research demonstrates.

March 12, 2014

COUNTRY Financial's Gendron is IIHS Board chairman

IIHS is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Gendron as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Gendron is senior vice president, property and casualty operations of COUNTRY Financial. The new chairman-elect is W. Neal Menefee, president and chief executive officer, Rockingham Group.

March 12, 2014

CSAA's Xu elected HLDI Board chairman

HLDI is pleased to announce the election of John Xu as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Xu is vice president, actuarial of CSAA Insurance Group. Serving as vice chairman is Keith Holler, vice president, personal actuarial, Erie Insurance Group.

January 22, 2014

Minicars fall short in tough frontal crash test

Only 1 minicar out of 11 tested achieves an acceptable rating in the small overlap front crash test. Minicars are the worst performing group of any that IIHS has evaluated in the small overlap test program so far.

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