Two GM models, the Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine tested to earn a good rating in the small overlap front crash test.
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is the latest model to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. The Malibu received good ratings in all crashworthiness tests, including the challenging small overlap front crash test.
A new HLDI study shows that the presence of known defects that can cause fires corresponds to higher insurance losses, but the risk goes down after recalls are issued.
The 2015 Audi A3, a midsize luxury car, earns the highest award from IIHS after becoming the first Audi model to achieve a good rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test.
The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue is the latest model to be added to the list of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winners. The new Rogue has improved crashworthiness ratings over the previous generation and offers an optional forward collision warning system.
Rear cameras show promise in preventing backover crashes and are more effective than parking sensors in helping drivers avoid objects behind them, new IIHS research demonstrates.
IIHS is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Gendron as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Gendron is senior vice president, property and casualty operations of COUNTRY Financial. The new chairman-elect is W. Neal Menefee, president and chief executive officer, Rockingham Group.
HLDI is pleased to announce the election of John Xu as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Xu is vice president, actuarial of CSAA Insurance Group. Serving as vice chairman is Keith Holler, vice president, personal actuarial, Erie Insurance Group.
Only 1 minicar out of 11 tested achieves an acceptable rating in the small overlap front crash test. Minicars are the worst performing group of any that IIHS has evaluated in the small overlap test program so far.
Twenty-two vehicles earn the Institute's highest safety award for 2014, Top Safety Pick+, thanks to a high level of protection in crashes and the availability of front crash prevention technology to avoid many collisions in the first place. An additional 17 earn Top Safety Pick by meeting the crashworthiness criteria alone.