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Better restraints needed in back seat

A new study of crashes in which belted rear-seat passengers were killed or seriously injured suggests better restraint systems are needed.

April 25, 2019

2019 BMW X5 earns highest safety award

The 2019 BMW X5, a midsize luxury SUV, earns the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with specific headlights.

April 18, 2019

Speed limit increases tied to 37,000 deaths

Rising speed limits over the past 25 years have cost nearly 37,000 lives, including more than 1,900 in 2017 alone, a new IIHS study shows.

April 4, 2019

Toyota Prius, Prius Prime earn Top Safety Pick awards

The hybrid and plug-in hybrid models both qualify for 2019 awards with standard equipment.

March 29, 2019

Pickups struggle with passenger-side test

The majority of pickups recently put through the passenger-side small overlap front test had trouble maintaining their structure, but two trucks — the Ford F-150 and the Nissan Titan — earn a good rating.

March 21, 2019

Audi A6 and Q8 earn safety awards

The Audi A6, a large luxury car, earns a 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award, and the Audi Q8, a new large SUV, earns the Top Safety Pick award. The vehicles qualify for the honors when equipped with specific headlights.

March 18, 2019

Two Volvo SUVs earn safety awards

The Volvo XC40 and XC60 earn the awards when equipped with optional curve-adaptive headlights. The XC40's optional headlights perform better in IIHS tests, so the small SUV earns a higher award.

March 14, 2019

Automakers report progress on standard AEB

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018, with automatic emergency braking.

March 13, 2019

Honda HR-V earns 2019 safety award

The small SUV offers improved protection in small overlap front crashes. It qualifies for Top Safety Pick when equipped with optional front crash prevention and acceptable-rated headlights.

March 7, 2019

New ratings address pedestrian crashes

The latest crash avoidance evaluation from IIHS focuses on systems that can detect and brake for people on foot.

February 21, 2019
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