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Rear cameras show benefits

New research shows the technology can help drivers avoid backover crashes.

Midsize SUVs collapse in test

Most tested for small overlap protection fail to hold up. Only two models earn good ratings.

More BEST BET boosters

Nineteen new models earn the top rating
in IIHS booster seat evaluations.

Truck underride guards can fail

Guards on modern semitrailers do a good job preventing cars from sliding underneath, but in certain crashes the danger remains high.

Latest news from the Institutes

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.

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