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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

May 14, 2015

Audi Q5 earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2015 Audi Q5, a midsize luxury SUV, earns the Institute's highest award after its structure was improved for protection in small overlap front crashes.

May 12, 2015

Midsize SUVs have mixed small overlap results

The latest round of small overlap front crash testing brings the total number of midsize SUVs earning Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ to seven. However, many models still struggle with the test.

May 7, 2015

Chevrolet Sonic earns 2015 Top Safety Pick

Changes to the structure and airbags of the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic have lifted the small car's rating for small overlap front crash protection from marginal to good.

April 22, 2015

New 'Inside IIHS' video highlights research department

A new web video introduces viewers to the wide-ranging, high-impact work of IIHS researchers.

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