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The majority of booster seats on the market in 2017 can be relied on to provide good safety belt fit for typical 4 to 8 year-olds in almost any vehicle, IIHS evaluations show.
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The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, a new small car, is one of the three latest vehicles from Hyundai to earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award. The other two are the redesigned Elantra GT, another small car, and the Santa Fe Sport, a midsize SUV.
Two more Kia vehicles, the Soul and the Sportage, have earned this year's highest award from IIHS for a total of six.
The redesigned Volkswagen Tiguan offers improved protection in small overlap front crashes and, when equipped with front crash prevention, qualifies for the 2017 Top Safety Pick award.
Three redesigned midsize cars from Audi — the 2017-18 A4 Allroad, the 2018 A5 Coupe and the 2018 A5 Sportback — qualify for the TOP SAFETY PICK award.
Ford has added optional superior-rated front crash prevention to its iconic pickup, helping it qualify for an IIHS safety award.
A new test program aims to ensure that passengers are well-protected in right-side small overlap front crashes. Ten out of 13 midsize cars earn good ratings.
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Redesigned for the first time in a decade, the Jeep Compass qualifies for the Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional front crash prevention.
The 2017 Lexus IS, a midsize luxury car, qualifies for the highest award from IIHS after changes were made to improve protection in small overlap front crashes and in rear crashes.
The redesigned midsize luxury SUV qualifies for the highest award from IIHS when equipped with specific headlights.
The redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2018 Subaru WRX join the ranks of Top Safety Pick+ winners. Both vehicles qualify for the award when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
The new midsize luxury car qualifies for the highest award from IIHS when equipped with optional front crash prevention and curve-adaptive headlights.
The 2017-18 Mercedes-Benz GLC, a midsize luxury SUV, earns the highest award from IIHS, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings, a superior-rated standard front crash prevention system and available good- or acceptable-rated headlights.
The redesigned Camry also has headlights that earn either a good or acceptable rating on all trim lines. The midsize car qualifies for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ award.
The redesigned minivan is available with two things the previous version lacked — a high-performing automatic braking system and acceptable headlights. The changes mean the 2018 model qualifies for the top award from IIHS.
David Harkey will become the next president of the two highway safety research organizations in January. He will succeed Adrian Lund, who is retiring.
Four out of eight small pickup trucks tested by IIHS earn good ratings for occupant protection in all five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, but the lack of an automatic emergency braking system and poor-rated headlights mean these pickups don't qualify for either of the Institute's safety awards.
An aftermarket device that attaches to the sides of a tractor-trailer successfully prevented a midsize car from sliding underneath the trailer in a 40 mph crash test conducted by IIHS.
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