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FIAT 500 Earns Top Safety Pick Award

When a FIAT 500 showed up for a test drive last week, it didn’t take us long to wonder how safe this small car could actually be. Our concerns were put to rest yesterday, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2012 FIAT 500 an IIHS Top Safety Pick. However, not all 500s get top scores for safety. The IIHS states that only FIAT 500s built after July 2011 earn Top Safety Pick status. “According to the ... continue reading»

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick Award

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is an all-new model that replaces the Chevrolet Aveo. The Sonic hasn’t gone on sale yet, but it has already received positive reviews from the automotive press because it has better performance, a more attractive exterior and a higher quality interior compared with the Aveo it replaces. The Sonic also surpasses the Aveo with higher safety ratings. This week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Sonic an IIHS Top Safety Pick because it ... continue reading»

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2011 Dodge Durango Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has bestowed the 2011 Dodge Durango with its coveted Top Safety Pick rating. This means that the Durango received top scores of “Good” in frontal offset, side impact, roof strength and rear crash tests, and comes standard with electronic stability control. The IIHS added a caveat that the title only applies to Durango models built after May 2011. This is because Chrysler, Dodge’s parent company, made improvements to the SUV’s side airbags ... continue reading»

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Saab 9-4X Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Saab 9-4X, a new model for 2011, has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. The 9-4X earns this award for its standard electronic stability control and for receiving the highest scores possible in front, side and rollover crash tests. The IIHS states that these scores are “based on good performances for its structural twin, the Cadillac SRX,” but that the Institute conducted separate rear impact tests for seating and head restraints. The 9-4X also ... continue reading»

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Infiniti EX Named Top Safety Pick

After the 2010 model missed out, the 2011 Infiniti EX has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. The 2011 Infiniti M sedan is also a Top Safety Pick. “Infiniti is proud to receive another Top Safety Pick rating from IIHS,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore in a press release. “Like all Infiniti vehicles, the 2011 Infiniti EX35 luxury crossover is designed to offer owners a strong sense of peace of mind, whether from ... continue reading»

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