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May 12, 2017

BMW 5 series earns Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned BMW 5 series offers good protection in a small overlap front crash, in contrast to the previous generation of the large luxury car, which didn't hold up well during the small overlap test.

May 10, 2017

IIHS tests side underride guard

A recent crash test shows how a simple guard hanging from a semitrailer's side can prevent a car from sliding underneath. A second test without the guard demonstrates the potentially deadly results of side underride.

April 25, 2017

Kia Cadenza earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Kia Cadenza, a large car, earns the highest award from IIHS, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and acceptable headlights.

April 12, 2017

New used vehicle recommendations for teens

The updated list is based on more stringent criteria and includes 49 "best choices" and 82 "good choices."

March 21, 2017

2017 Honda CR-V earns top honors from IIHS

The redesigned Honda CR-V qualifies for the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to good crashworthiness, a superior front crash prevention system and acceptable headlights.

March 1, 2017

New award spotlights underride guards

Five North American semitrailer manufacturers earn the new IIHS Toughguard award recognizing rear underride guards that are designed to prevent a range of deadly underride crashes.

February 21, 2017

Subaru Impreza earns highest honor from IIHS

The redesigned Subaru Impreza is the latest winner of the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to top ratings for crash protection, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and good-rated headlights.

February 16, 2017

Buick LaCrosse earns Top Safety Pick award

The redesigned Buick LaCrosse earns a good rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test and qualifies for a Top Safety Pick award from IIHS.

February 9, 2017

Allstate's Yager elected IIHS chairman

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of Floyd M. Yager as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Yager is senior vice president, property product management, Allstate Insurance Company.

February 9, 2017

GEICO's Pearce elected HLDI chairman

The Highway Loss Data Institute is pleased to announce the election of H. Todd Pearce as chairman of its Board of Directors. Pearce is director and assistant actuary, GEICO pricing, product and reserving department, GEICO Corporation.

February 1, 2017

Two electric cars miss IIHS awards

The Tesla Model S and the BMW i3 fall short of meeting IIHS awards criteria, but two plug-in hybrids earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award.

January 24, 2017

Nissan Titan comes up short in crash test

The redesigned pickup failed to hold up in the IIHS small overlap front crash test, earning only a marginal rating.

January 19, 2017

Audi A3 earns Top Safety Pick+ award

Two headlight options on the Audi A3 earn an acceptable rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, boosting the midsize luxury car from a Top Safety Pick to a Top Safety Pick+.

January 17, 2017

BMW 3 series, 2 series earn top award

The 2017 BMW 3 series has improved from a marginal to a good rating in the IIHS small overlap front crash test. Both the 3 series and the BMW 2 series have improved headlights and earn the Top Safety Pick+ award.

January 10, 2017

Toyota Highlander earns Top Safety Pick+

The midsize SUV earns the top award from IIHS, thanks to good crash protection across the board, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and acceptable-rated headlights.

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