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IIHS announces 2020 awards criteria

IIHS announces 2020 awards criteria

Dec 11, 2019 — Good or acceptable headlights must be standard next year for a vehicle to qualify for Top Safety Pick+. Pedestrian crash prevention is also part of the criteria.

Ford Explorer falls short of safety award

Ford Explorer falls short of safety award

Dec 9, 2019 — The redesigned Explorer offers better protection in the driver-side small overlap front test than earlier models, but hasn't improved enough to qualify for a 2019 Top Safety Pick.

2020 Jeep Renegade earns safety award

2020 Jeep Renegade earns safety award

Dec 6, 2019 — The small SUV earns a Top Safety Pick award following structural improvements to boost protection in small overlap frontal crashes.

Rear belt display should be required

Rear belt display should be required

Dec 5, 2019 — Federal regulators should require vehicles to have a visual display that alerts the driver when passengers in the rear are not wearing their seat belts. They should also lengthen the required audible warning for the front seat.

New Cadillac SUV earns safety award

Dec 4, 2019 — The new 2020 Cadillac XT6 earns a Top Safety Pick award from IIHS. The award applies to vehicles built after October 2019.