Ford Fusion have received the highest five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid have both received the five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. The highest five-star rating is a great upgrade for the Ford Fusion, which was redesigned. The previous model scoring only three stars in the frontal crash test and four stars in the side crash test and rollover evaluations. The new 2013 Ford Fusion received four stars in side crash and rollover testing and a five stars in the front crash test.
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List of safest cars for 2013

List of safest cars for 2013

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual Top Safety Picks List for new 2013 year. As we know, IIHS only evaluated 29 vehicles with its new testing procedures for TSP+. Luxury cars were the first groups evaluated.
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EuroNCAP Tests for New Models

Volvo V40 crash test

The interesting results of the EuroNCAP tests for six brand new models were published. The all new 2013 models including the Audi A3 hatchback, Renault Clio supermini, Ford B-MAX minivan, Kia Cee’d hatch, Isuzu D-Max pickup and Volvo V40 compact have undergone safety tests by Euro NCAP and all but one of the vehicles assessed received the full five-star rating.
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2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test

Today here is a interesting crash test from IIHS. This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years. The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its 50th anniversary.
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Five minivans earn IIHS Top Safety Pick award

2012 chrysler town

The best selling minivan has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country joins the Honda Odyssey, the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Volkswagen Routan and Toyota Sienna at the top of IIHS’s rankings.
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Ford Ranger is Awarded 5 Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Tests

Ford Ranger

All-new Ford Ranger is the first pickup tested by the Euro NCAP to achieve a five-star top rating. The Ranger’s overall score was 89%, one of the highest regardless of class. The new Ford Ranger received the best rating ever for pedestrian protection among the cars tested by the Euro NCAP since 1997, with an 81% score.
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NHTSA announces list of 2012 models to be tested

NHTSA announces list of 2012 models to be tested

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a list of 74 vehicles for the 2012 model year that it plans on crash testing. The vehicles include 42 passengers cars, 22 SUVs, eight trucks and two vans. NHTSA claims the list represents about 81 percent of the 2012 model year vehicles that will be on sold in the U.S., and further claims it will be performing rollover tests on 92 percent of the 2012 fleet.
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2012 Saab 9-4X earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

2012 Saab 9-4X

The Saab 9-4X (U.S. customers knows her brother as Cadillac SRX) has been given a “Top Pick” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, does that mean that the Saab should also get the thumbs up? Yep.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the 9-4X a “Top Pick” because the luxurious crossover received top scores in front, rear and side-impact crashes while including standard stability control. Like the Cadillac SRX, the 9-4X also scored a top score of “Good” in the roof crush test. To receive the top score, the 9-4X’s roof had to hold at least four times its overall weight. In this case, the IIHS lumped the 9-4X with the SRX and gave it the exact same weight ratio of 4.14.

With the Saabs top safety rating its not hard to see why this is a fantastic family car. Whether your going on the school run or going offroad you can rest assured you’ll be hard pushed to make any car accident injury claims in this.

Nissan Leaf earns five-star rating in crash tests

The electric Nissan Leaf has become the first plug-in car to receive five stars from the NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program). Euro NCAP tests vehicles in frontal impact, side impact, side pole impact and the potential for whiplash.
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2011 Buick Regal at IIHS

2011 Buick Regal at IIHS

The 2011 Buick Regal has been examined by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the results have netted “Good” ratings for front, side, rear and rollover impact protection.

The 2011 Buick Regal is the seventh vehicle from General Motors to earn a Top Safety Pick award, which includes the aforementioned rollover test where the Regal excelled. Buick’s Euro-born sedan (known as Opel Insignia in Europe) was able to withstand almost five-times its weight – up from the federally-mandated standard of 1.5 times.
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