Vehicle ratings

IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity.

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About our tests

Learn how we conduct the tests that form the basis for our ratings.

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How to buy a safe new or used vehicle

Buying a new or used vehicle? Learn how to compare car, minivan, pickup and SUV models on safety.

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Choosing the best vehicle for your teen

Looking for a safe vehicle for your teenage driver? If a new model isn't in your budget, consult our list of recommended used vehicles for teens.

Rear crash prevention

Rear crash prevention

We evaluate vehicles for rear crash prevention, a group of technologies that help drivers avoid colliding with other vehicles or fixed objects when traveling in reverse.

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Insurance losses by make and model

Compare loss information for hundreds of vehicles under six types of coverage for damage, injuries and theft.

Driver death rates

We've computed the number of drivers killed in crashes per million registered vehicle years for more than 150 models.