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2020 Tacoma Crew Cab Named Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recognized the 2020 Toyota Tacoma crew cab with its Top Safety Pick award when the midsize pickup is outfitted with LED reflector headlights.

NHTSA Revamps Crash-Testing Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's overhaul of its federally mandated crash-testing program in 2020 will cover a wide spectrum of safety methods and procedures, the agency has announced.

Pickups Still a Weighty Crash Concern

Recent research shows better crash compatibility between cars and today's SUVs offers some protection for drivers, but pickups still represent an outsize danger when they collide with cars — and the weight imbalance is probably the reason.

2019 Ram 1500 Improves IIHS Safety Rating

The 2019 Ram 1500 crew cab fell short of earning a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) because its headlights earn a marginal rating, but the institute recognized the redesigned large pickup for its safety improvements.

NHTSA Seeks Public Input on Crash Testing Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a public meeting on Sept. 14 to collect public feedback about its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) that determines crash worthiness and rollover safety, according to the agency.

Insurance Institute Awards Top Safety Picks for 2018

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given its Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards to 68 2018-model-year vehicles in 10 categories. Of the winners, 21 vehicles have earned the Top Safety Pick+, while 47 others have earned the Top Safety Pick.