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Hyundai Elantra Qualifies for Top Safety Pick+

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, the Top Safety Pick+, when the compact sedan is equipped with optional front crash prevention and good-rated headlights.

Ford F-150 Excels in Crash Tests

This video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety summarizes the results of a recent round of crash tests involving large pickup trucks. The Ford F-150 SuperCab was the only model to qualify as a Top Safety Pick, joining the F-150 SuperCrew, when equipped with Ford's optional forward collision warning system. For the full story, click here.

NHTSA’s New 5-Star Crash-Test Criteria Will Increase Safety and Acquisition Costs

On Dec. 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed upgrading the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Rating system for new vehicles by adding new standards for accident-avoidance technology, which will make it much tougher for OEMs to achieve a 5-Star Rating. Without a doubt these safety technologies are beneficial, but they cost money and will also exert upward pressure on new-vehicle acquisition costs. What are the full fleet implications?

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