Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

IIHS outruns NHTSA as pacesetter in safety

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

IIHS crash tests go beyond what's required by the government, and automakers have responded to the results by making substantial engineering changes quickly. Its access to insurance claim data allows it to see areas of unmet need in safety and identify solutions. The group's accolades are must-haves for automakers....
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Year to year, IIHS moves the goal posts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added its more demanding Top Safety Pick+ rating in 2012....
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U.S. driver death rates fall more than a third in 3 years, IIHS says

2:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2015

After the year of the recall, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shared some positive news about vehicle safety: The likelihood of driver deaths in late-model vehicles has fallen more than a third in the US in three years, IIHS said in a status report today....
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Growing list of safe cars belies fears in record recalls

6:22 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2014

The insurance industry's list of cars and trucks that do the best job of keeping owners alive in a crash jumped 82 percent this year against a backdrop of US recalls of older models that were killing their passengers....
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Toyota says RAV4 improves in key overlap front crash test

3:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2014

A year after Toyota's RAV4 crossover was denied an influential top safety rating, an updated design underwent new crash testing this week that engineers promise will deliver high honors and redeem the nameplate's reputation....
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Toyota Sienna fares well in new crash test; 3 other minivans perform poorly

7:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

In a front overlap crash safety tests of four minivans sold in the United States, only the latest model of the Toyota Sienna scored well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said today....
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Lincoln MKS, BMW 5 struggle in small-overlap crash test

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

Luxury sedans from BMW and Lincoln were the worst performers in the most recent batch of vehicles subjected to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's challenging small-overlap crash test....
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Honda to modify 12,000 redesigned Fits sold in U.S. to enhance crashworthiness

10:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2014

Honda plans to modify 12,000 redesigned 2015 Fit models in customer hands in the United States following a mid-model-year engineering change that improved the subcompact's showing in a key industry crash test....
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Mini Cooper tops other small cars in latest round of overlap crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman stood out among its peers in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, receiving the only good rating among 12 small cars evaluated....
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Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2014

Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evaluated. Meanwhile, the lithium ion electric batteries of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Nissan Leaf electric vehicle survived during their first Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests with no problems reported....
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BMW, Benz, Hyundai models with auto brakes ranked best for crash prevention

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014

Luxury models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai came out on top in front crash prevention rankings of a growing crop of vehicles with optional automatic braking systems, according to a new study....
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BMW, Mercedes models with auto brakes earn top crash-prevention scores

May 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Luxury models from BMW and Mercedes earned top scores in front crash prevention with help from optional automatic braking systems, according to a new U.S.-based study....
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New reality: Think crash, not just flash

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014

Safety watchdogs at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports magazine had an outsize effect on the cars unveiled at the New York auto show last week....
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