More safe, affordable options for teens

IIHS and Consumer Reports are raising the bar for their recommended used and new vehicles for young drivers now that prices have stabilized.

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Toyota Tacoma qualifies for Top Safety Pick

Toyota Tacoma qualifies for Top Safety Pick

Redesigned for 2024, the small pickup now earns a good rating in the IIHS small overlap front crash test.

Making deliveries safer

Making deliveries safer

Equipping light vans with four key safety features could address nearly 4 out of 10 fatal crashes involving such vehicles.

Crash avoidance systems struggle in new test

Crash avoidance systems struggle in new test

Only one of the first 10 small SUVs evaluated earns a good rating in the new, higher-speed vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention evaluation, which evaluates performance with a motorcycle and semitrailer as well as a passenger car.

pedestrian safety

Key highway safety topics

For decades, IIHS has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes from happening in the first place and to minimize injuries in the crashes that still occur.

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