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Headlights improve, but base models lag

Just over half of 2018 model vehicles have headlights that adequately light up the road at night and limit glare, but most good-rated headlights are optional.

November 29, 2018

GM autobrake cuts front-to-rear crashes

An IIHS study of General Motors vehicles with optional front crash prevention systems adds to the evidence that forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking prevent crashes.

November 13, 2018

Ram 1500 improves in IIHS tests

The redesigned Ram 1500 crew cab offers improved crash protection, earning good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests. It's available with an optional front crash prevention that earns a superior rating.

November 8, 2018

Updated teen vehicle recommendations

A pair of IIHS crash tests shows why teen drivers should be steered away from minicars and small cars. Updated used vehicle recommendations help families find alternatives.

November 1, 2018

States with legal pot see higher crashes

Crashes are up as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared with neighboring states that haven't legalized recreational marijuana, new research shows.

October 18, 2018

Kia Rio earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The minicar earns the highest award from IIHS when equipped with front crash prevention and newly available good-rated headlights.

October 5, 2018

Redesigned Toyota Corolla earns Top Safety Pick

The small hatchback qualifies for the 2018 award when equipped with optional curve-adaptive headlights.

October 2, 2018

Volvo picks up 2 new awards

The 2018 S90, a large luxury car, and the 2019 XC90, a midsize luxury SUV, are the latest models to earn the Top Safety Pick award.

September 28, 2018

Eight trailer makers earn underride protection award

Seven years after IIHS found serious shortcomings in the rear underride guards of most semitrailers, the eight largest North American manufacturers are now making rear guards capable of preventing deadly underride in a range of scenarios.

September 27, 2018

Redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe is a Top Safety Pick+

The midsize SUV earns good crashworthiness ratings across the board and has a superior-rated, standard front crash prevention system and available good-rated headlights. The Hyundai Accent, a minicar, earns the Top Safety Pick award, thanks to new acceptable-rated headlights.

September 20, 2018
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