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2013 Mazda CX-5 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2013 Mazda CX-5, which is an all-new compact crossover vehicle, recently earned top safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Because of its exceptional safety scores, the IIHS designated the CX-5 as a Top Safety Pick. In IIHS testing, the affordable compact SUV earned the top score of “good” in front, side and rear crash tests and roof strength tests. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 joins other affordable compact SUVs that are IIHS Top Safety Picks, including the ... continue reading»

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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

If you’re shopping for a safe crossover SUV, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport should be on your list because the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named it a Top Safety Pick.   The Outlander Sport is in its second year of production, but the 2011 model wasn’t a Top Safety Pick. To receive the 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick award, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport had to receive the highest score of “Good” in front, side, rollover and ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Model News, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Safety scores

2012 Chrysler 300 Earns NHTSA's Highest Safety Rating

The 2012 Chrysler 300 has earned a five-star overall crash test rating, which is the highest possible, from the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In composite tests, NHSTA scores vehicles for front and side crash safety, and the 2012 Chrysler 300 also earns five out of five stars in both of these areas. The Chrysler 300 receives a lower score of four stars for rollover risk, though. The 2012 Chrysler 300 is one of few vehicles to ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, IIHS, NHTSA, Model News, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Five star safety rating, 2012 Chrysler 300, Safety scores

IIHS Recognizes 115 Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named 115 vehicles 2012 Top Safety Picks. The Institute says a record number of 38 SUVs, 69 cars, five minivans and three pickup trucks earned the top award this year. When Top Safety Pick awards began in 2005, there were just 11 winners. That number has grown by more than 10 times. To achieve Top Safety Pick status, a vehicle must earn the top score of “Good” in front, side, rollover and rear ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Volt Retains Five-Star Safety Rating

Earlier this week, we reported that General Motors would buy back Volts from car owners who fear that their hybrid car might catch fire. Despite these concerns, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt retained its five-star overall safety rating from the federal government. Additionally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continues to list the Volt as a Top Safety Pick, which means it earned the highest possible score in all IIHS tests. Next month, a House panel hearing will be held on ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Crash Tests, Chevrolet Volt, Model News, IIHS Top Safety Pick

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