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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.

June 3, 2014

Volkswagen small cars earn Top Safety Pick+

The Volkswagen Golf and its twin, the Volkswagen GTI, earn the Top Safety Pick+ award for good performance in the Institute's crashworthiness evaluations and available front crash prevention. The two small cars were redesigned for 2015.

May 29, 2014

More top scores for front crash prevention

IIHS awards eight superior and 13 advanced ratings for front crash prevention in a new round of evaluations.

May 7, 2014

2015 Hyundai Genesis earns Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis is the latest model to be added to the list of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winners. The Genesis earned good ratings in all five of the Institute's crashworthiness tests and offers an optional front crash prevention system.

May 5, 2014

Redesigned Subaru WRX earns Top Safety Pick

The redesigned 2015 Subaru WRX is the sixth model from the manufacturer to earn a 2014 IIHS safety award. The new WRX held up in the challenging small overlap test and earned good ratings in each of the other four crashworthiness evaluations.

April 24, 2014

New web video focuses on crash test photography

A new web video explores what it takes to produce the high-quality, slow-motion footage needed to learn exactly what happened in an IIHS crash test and to communicate those findings to the public.

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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