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GM’s Mid-Sized SUVs Get Good News in Insurance Safety Test

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain earned the top marks among mid-size sport-utility vehicles in a test designed to simulate one of the deadliest types of front-end collisions. The two models earned a rating of “good” in results …

Minicars Perform Worst in Frontal Crash Test, Says Insurance Safety Institute

Minicars such as the Fiat 500 and Honda Fit performed worse than any other vehicle segment in a frontal crash test that mimics what happens when a car hits another vehicle, utility pole or tree. Of the 11 minicars tested …

Toyota Camry Improves in Insurance Safety Test

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry, headed for its 12th consecutive year as the best-selling car in the U.S., returned to Consumer Reports’ recommended list after showing improvement on an insurance-industry crash test. The Yonkers, New York-based magazine excluded Camry in October …

Small Cars Are Big Losers in Safety Crash Tests

The auto industry continued its poor performance in an influential U.S. safety group’s new crash test as half of the small cars tested did not fare well. Six of the cars tested, most of which were 2013 models, were rated …

Insurance Institute Names 4 Car Models Top Safety Picks

The Dodge Dart, the model Chrysler is betting on becoming a top-selling small car, was among four new vehicles on the U.S. market to receive a top crash-test rating by an influential safety group on Wednesday. The 2013 Dart, the …

Luxury Cars Lag in Frontal Crash Safety: IIHS

Only 3 of 11 midsize luxury and near-luxury cars evaluated earned good or acceptable ratings in the insurance industry’s latest tests designed to help consumers pick the safest vehicles. The Acura TL and Volvo S60 earned good ratings, while the …