Small SUVs struggle in new side test

Only one out of 20 small SUVs earns a good rating in a new, more stringent side-impact test designed to further reduce crash fatalities.

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Good headlights mean fewer crashes

Good headlights mean fewer crashes

Headlight improvements encouraged by the Institute's ratings program are reducing crashes in the real world, a new study shows.

Ford F-150 earns Top Safety Pick

Ford F-150 earns Top Safety Pick

The award applies to both the F-150 crew cab and extended cab.

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The cost of crashing

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