Results from the year’s IIHS test for crash prevention systems

Posted at 7:31 AM, May 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-29 12:36:48-04

RICHMOND, Va. - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a test to measure how well crash avoidance systems keep you safe in your car.  They tested 24 cars and SUVs that offer front crash prevention systems which warn drivers they are about to hit something.  Many cars also have an auto-braking system that makes vehicles stop by themselves.  The test is all to see which systems work best.

The link for the full test results is at and here is the results of the Institute's test:


BMW 5 series


Hyundai Genesis

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Buick Regal

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac XTS

Chevrolet Impala


BMW 2 series

Buick LaCrosse

Lexus IS

Audi A3

Audi A6

BMW 3 series

BMW X5 series

Dodge Durango

Lexus GS

Mercedes-Benz CLA

Infiniti QX50

Infiniti QX70


BMW 3 Series

Infiniti Q70

Toyota Avalon

The Institute says cars and SUVs will have to earn an "advanced" rating or better to win a "2015 Top Safety Pick Award" which will be announced in December.