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Toyota RAV4 earns poor rating in new crash test

The Toyota RAV4 earns a poor rating for protecting people in small overlap front crashes. The small SUV was redesigned for the 2013 model year, but the changes weren’t enough to lift the RAV4’s performance in the Institute’s challenging test. A combination of poor structure and inadequate control of the dummy’s movement prevented the RAV4 from earning a better rating.


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Redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, a small SUV, earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for good performance in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear crash evaluations.


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STATUS REPORT: Volume 48, Number 10

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STATUS REPORT: Volume 48, Number 9

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IIHS safety awards for 2014 go to 39 vehicles

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.


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STATUS REPORT: Volume 48, Number 6

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Subaru adds to its list of Top Safety Pick+ winners

The 2014 Subaru Impreza and XV Crosstrek are the latest models to be added to the list of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winners. Structural changes improved occupant protection in 2014 models, and the vehicles earned good ratings in all five of the Institute’s crashworthiness tests.


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Volvo XC90 earns Institute’s top safety award

The 2014 Volvo XC90 earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for good performance in the Institute’s small overlap front crash test and other evaluations. The XC90 is the third Volvo model to earn this accolade since the Institute began testing for small overlap protection in 2012.


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New web video highlights crash test prep

A lot goes into an IIHS crash test even before the vehicle is sent hurtling toward a barrier. “Inside IIHS: Preparing for a crash test” takes viewers through the painstaking procedures that ensure usable results.


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STATUS REPORT: Volume 48, Number 8

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