I am proud to serve as chairman in 2018 as my Board colleagues and I work with IIHS
leadership to further the Institute's legacy of safer roads.
The inclusion of a passenger-side small overlap crash test is a first for any IIHS
The members of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) had the opportunity to drive some of the cars being analyzed at the facility, learn about the testing conducted by IIHS
, and observe a crash test as part of a tour for the organization's Future of Auto Summit in July.
According to IIHS
, Mazda is the only automaker out of 16 OEMs to receive Top Safety Pick+ ratings for all 2017 models tested so far this year.
In each, the Chrysler 200 and the new Fiat 500X recorded the highest-possible score of 'good' complying to IIHS
crash tests that review side impact with a large SUV or pick-up truck; moderate-offset frontal impact; small-offset frontal impact; roof-deformation consistent with a rollover and rear collision capable of inducing whiplash.
However, the differences in either direction are small and none of the tested vehicles had speed reduction differences that were great enough to change the IIHS
The Top Safety Pick+ designation recognizes state-of-the-art safety," said IIHS
president Adrian Lund.
The group said Camry was rated a top safety pick "after Toyota made changes to the structure of the front end for 2014 models built after November 1," according to IIHS
spokeswoman Kristin Nevels.
conducts its small-offset test by crashing vehicles into fixed 5-foot-tall barrier at 40 mph to simulate collisions with a utility pole or tree.
Subaru has been recognized by IIHS
for four consecutive years as the only automotive manufacturer with a TSP award in all its lineup models (Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Subaru Tribeca, Subaru Impreza, Subaru XV Crosstrek and Subaru BRZ) currently sold in the North American region.
According to the IIHS
, Top Safety Pick awards recognize vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes based on ratings in IIHS
Ford has 11 IIHS
Top Safety Pick ratings for 2010 model vehicles EoACAo the most of any automaker EoACAo as well as the leading number of five-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).