The winners' circle for 2015 includes 71 vehicles, as manufacturers put state-of-the-art safety on more models.
A superior-rated front crash prevention system is a new option on the 2015 Subaru Impreza. The feature, along with the small car's good crashworthiness ratings, qualifies the Impreza for the 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award.
Three minivans perform abysmally in the IIHS small overlap crash test. The Toyota Sienna earns an acceptable rating, bringing the number of minivans with decent protection to two.
IIHS evaluated 41 new booster models for 2014, and 27 earn the highest rating of BEST BET.
With acceptable protection in small overlap front crashes and a superior rating for front crash prevention, the Acura TLX earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.
Results for three large luxury cars in the IIHS small overlap front test are a mixed bag, with the Infiniti Q70 achieving a good rating, the Lincoln MKS earning a poor rating, and the BMW 5 series earning a marginal.
The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to a structural upgrade to improve small overlap protection and the addition of an optional front crash prevention system.
The Kia Soul, previously rated poor in the IIHS small overlap front test, now earns a good rating, thanks to structural improvements. The Kia Forte also improved, but only to a marginal rating.
The 2015 Honda Fit earns an acceptable rating in the small overlap front test and qualifies for the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. It's a significant improvement over the previous generation Fit, which earned a poor rating in the test.
The redesigned Subaru Legacy earns a good rating in the small overlap front crash test, with top marks across the board. The rating also applies to the station wagon version, the Subaru Outback, and both vehicles qualify for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 earns the top rating of good in the IIHS small overlap front crash test, a step up from the previous generation's acceptable rating. The midsize car is a Top Safety Pick+ award winner.
The Mini Cooper Countryman is the only small car to earn a good rating among the latest group of 12 small cars subjected to the small overlap front test. Five cars, all 2014 models, earn an acceptable rating and six earn marginal or poor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IIHS awards eight superior and 13 advanced ratings for front crash prevention in a new round of evaluations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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