Auto insurance crash test results weren’t what Tesla and BMW wanted

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Electric cars didn’t receive the top grades they were seeking from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The auto insurance crash test results for two luxury electric vehicles – the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S – were not as high as the automakers had wanted. Both 2017 model vehicles failed to score the top safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As a result, neither the BMW electric vehicle nor the one from Tesla earned the Top Safety Pick award. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety…

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Good auto insurance news released for Honda Civic owners

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The model has now become the first small car to be the recipient of the Top Safety Pick+ award. There has been good news released for drivers of Honda Civics, both from a safety and an affordability perspective, as it has now become the first small car that has received the designation of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS also named five other vehicles to have the Top Safety Pick+ award. In order to receive the designation of being a Top Safety Pick+…

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Auto insurance top model choices for safety have been named

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The IIHS has identified the leading four cars in terms of crash test performance. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its ratings for “Top Safety Pick” in order to identify the car models that performed the best in its auto insurance crash test ratings. The safety group is among the most influential in the industry. Among all of the vehicles that were rated, there were four that were given the Top Safety Pick designation. Among them, was the Dodge Dart, one of the vehicles Chrysler is hoping will…

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Auto insurance news features poor results from new cars

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Many are wondering why a certain type of crash test earns low stars for newer vehicles. In recent tests that are often considered by auto insurance companies in order to calculate premiums, only three out of eleven midsized luxury cars have earned a passing grade. This type of crash test involves a collision between the front corners of two vehicles. They are set up to mimic a potential head on collision, where the drivers have tried to avoid by swerving away. The results regarding the poor performance of these vehicles…

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Insurance industry giving more vehicles a top safety rating

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s vehicle tests for the 2012 models, a tremendous 115 achieved the “Top Safety Pick” rating. This was the case even for the 2012 vehicle base models, as they must now include electronic stability control, antilock brakes, multiple airbags, and a tire pressure sensor monitor. The more expensive models included additional safety features such as blind-spot warning alerts and lights, and backup cameras. As a result, deaths from traffic incidents are declining. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2010,…

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