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2015 Ford F-150: IIHS Gives Aluminum Body Mixed Crash Test Scores & Says It's 26% Pricier To Repair
2015 Ford F-150: IIHS Gives Aluminum Body Mixed Crash Test Scores & Says It's 26% Pricier To Repair

This morning, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released crash test scores for the new, aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. Among the results, there's good news and bad news for fans of America's best-loved vehicle. First, the good news: IIHS says that the F-150's new aluminum body...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Crash Tests: U.S. Agencies Weigh In

The federal government has released crash-test results and ratings for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. And while the results are good, the C-Class misses the top five-star overall rating. In frontal impact the C-Class earns four stars out of five—due to a four-star performance for...Read More»

2015 Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano Aces Small Overlap Crash Test As FCA Crossovers Flub

The redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano has earned top ‘good’ results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the group’s latest release of crash-test ratings. Among a group of seven crossover and SUV models recently tested, the Murano was the top-performing vehicle...Read More»

2016 Acura RLX
2016 Acura RLX: Top Crash-Test Ratings In Every Category

Considering results just released from the federal government, the 2016 Acura RLX is looking like one of the safest bets you could make on a full-size luxury sedan. In federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), the...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Test Ratings Now All In, And Excellent

The 2015 Kia Sedona has been crash-tested by the federal government for occupant protection, and with its mostly top-tier Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) ratings already in as well, safety ratings for this fully redesigned minivan now jump past those of some key rivals. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
2015 Ford F-150: First Crash-Test Ratings For Aluminum-Bodied Truck

The 2015 Ford F-150 makes some great leaps ahead, with its aluminum-intensive, aerospace-styled construction, fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, and tech-loaded cabin. But the safety of this aluminum-bodied F-150 has been an open question—until now, with the release of full crash-test...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
The Safest Vehicles Of 2015

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Many families, as we recommend, start their shopping process by weeding out potential vehicles that simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Miss Five-Star Safety Ratings

GM’s new mid-size pickups, the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, offer more available safety features than rival models like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. But do they have above-and-beyond occupant protection? Some results have been released by the federal government, and...Read More»

2015 Nissan Sentra
2015 Nissan Sentra Improves IIHS Safety Ratings On Retest

What a difference one model year makes—especially if you’re considering the Nissan Sentra. While the 2014 model was strictly mid-pack in its occupant-safety ratings, the 2015 Nissan Sentra does significantly better. Even though the Sentra essentially continues into the 2015 model year...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Earns Top Safety Scores From IIHS

The 2016 Kia Sorento has been run through the full set of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, and it’s emerged with top-tier ‘good’ scores in all respects—including frontal and side impact, roof strength, rear impact (seats and head restraints). The...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition
2015 Ford Mustang: Five-Star Safety Bucks Pony-Car Preconceptions

Safety might have been seen as a distant priority in the past for those buying pony cars like the Ford Mustang; but today there’s no reason to compromise on occupant protection in the interest of more muscle. DON'T MISS: Self-Driving Cars Could Slash Auto Sales By Nearly 50% One such example...Read More»

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax Earn Top Safety Ratings

Two of the smallest crossover utility vehicles on the market have been awarded a very good set of safety ratings. The 2015 Buick Encore and 2015 Chevrolet Trax have both earned ‘good’ scores in all categories of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing—including the...Read More»

2015 BMW X3
2015 BMW X3 Earns Five-Star Safety Ratings

The 2015 BMW X3 is already one of the sportiest yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers good for family use. And now with fresh New Car Assessment (NCAP) crash-test results released by the federal govenment, it’s also looking like one of the safest. In federal testing, the 2015 X3 earned...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200
2015 IIHS Safety Ratings: The Biggest Winners And Losers

This past week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its annual list of its best picks for shoppers who want to make safety a priority—in the form of two Top Safety Pick lists including 33 models. And as the IIHS again rejiggered its rules regarding what it takes to be...Read More»

2015 Honda CR-V
IIHS Gives 33 Vehicles Its Top Safety Rating For 2015

The 2015 Honda CR-V and 2015 Toyota Prius V now rank among the safest new vehicles you could choose; yet it certainly wasn’t that way with last year’s models—even though they don’t look all that much different. Both models are among the 33 models to have achieved the highest...Read More»

2015 BMW X5
2015 BMW X5 Earns Five-Star Sweep In Federal Crash Tests

The 2015 BMW X5 has been run through the full set of crash tests overseen by the federal government, and it’s emerged with top-tier ratings. ALSO SEE: North American Car & Truck/Utility Of The Year Finalists Announced In New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, the 2015 X5 earned...Read More»

2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

The federal government has crash-tested the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon, and the news is good—with this seven-passenger model achieving top five-star results. It’s especially noteworthy as in its last-generation version, the Ford Transit Connect was strictly a commercial vehicle...Read More»

2016 Honda HR-V
Standing Tall: Are Smallest New Crossovers Safer Than Small Sedans?

Compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape have long been popular sedan substitutes for small or growing families. And now, at last, there’s a new crop of even smaller crossovers on the way. Led by the Buick Encore, and soon to include the closely related Chevrolet Trax, as well...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback  -  First Drive
2015 Subaru Outback And Legacy Earn Five-Star Safety Ratings

The 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan and its rugged Outback wagon counterpart have aced federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests. And with top scores already in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), we now can rightfully call these two mid-size models two of the safest cars...Read More»

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