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2012 Fiat 500 earns IIHS "Top Safety Pick" rating

The itty-bitty 2012 Fiat 500 is proof yet again that size doesn't matter (Hey, that must be what it tells J-Lo!), as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2012 500 its "Top Safety Pick" award. The little Italian showed "good performance in front, side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations, and… » 10/18/11 10:30am 10/18/11 10:30am

IIHC Wants Car-Like Truck Bumpers, Has Never Seen Aftermarket

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) will today formally petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to consider bumper standards for light trucks which are more car-like. For the sake of argument, let's forget about that whole BlockerBeam system on Ford trucks, and how the… » 7/01/08 11:20am 7/01/08 11:20am

2008 Dodge Caravan Good Up Front, Can't Take It In The Rear

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today released their interpretation of what happens after crashing the new Dodge Caravan a few times. The results? The newer Caravan gets a "good" for both frontal offset and side impact tests, an improvement over "average" and "poor" performances for the older models.… » 5/28/08 5:00pm 5/28/08 5:00pm

IIHS Announces Top Safety Pick Awards for 2008

They of the smashed bumper over at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have announced their 2008 Top Safety Pick awards, and this year it comes in large pickup flavor! There were 34 top safety picks overall, including 11 new additions to the lineup. The first truck to make the list was the Toyota Tundra, which… » 11/15/07 12:15pm 11/15/07 12:15pm