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IIHS: High-MPG Small Cars Much Improved In Safety

IIHS: High-MPG Small Cars Much Improved In Safety

All the talk likening small cars to sardine cans can finally be retired. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for more than a dozen small cars and found that, thankfully, automakers have made significant progress in small-car... read more

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family of crash-test dummies  -  courtesy Ford Motor Co.

Family Safety: Ford Developing First Child Crash-Test Dummies

How can we better protect children from traffic accidents? For starters, it seems that cracking down on drunk driving might really help; according to the Centers for Disease... read more April 5, 2011 by  1


 
Vince and Larry, the crash-test dummies

The 6 Things To Know About Star Safety Ratings

While you might be perfectly happy with a two-star hotel or restaurant choice, you shouldn't ever settle for anything but five stars in a vehicle. As before, you'll find... read more April 4, 2011 by 


 
2011 Volvo S60

2011-2012 Volvo S60 Named Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the 2011 Volvo S60 its Top Safety Pick award, recognizing its top performance in frontal, side, rear, and rollover... read more March 24, 2011 by 


 
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Alert: Some Rental Cars Not Up To Snuff On Safety, Recall Fixes

Car owners who always make safety a priority when shopping for a new vehicle don't always think about it when selecting a rental car at the airport. Why the disconnect? It's... read more March 14, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Traverse

2011 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave Earn Top Safety Pick

GM's large crossover vehicles, the 2011 GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, and Buick Enclave, are among the latest to be named Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top... read more March 10, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Kia Optima

2011 Kia Optima Earns Five-Star Safety Ratings

If you're looking for a safe, secure mid-size sedan, it really doesn't get any better than the 2011 Kia Optima—especially if you use crash-test results and safety... read more March 4, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

2011 Mini Countryman: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 MINI Countryman has earned an excellent set of crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In fact, the Countryman is rated better... read more March 3, 2011 by 


 
2011 Honda Odyssey EX

2011 Honda Odyssey: One Of Few With Five-Star Overall Safety

The 2011 Honda Odyssey has a new, impressive bragging right for safety-minded family shoppers: It's the only minivan tested by the federal government's tougher ratings... read more January 27, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Mazda2 First Drive

2011 Mazda2 Rated By IIHS, Misses Top Safety Pick

While the 2011 Mazda2 is respectable for safety, it’s not Top Safety Pick material. That's the message to take away from official safety ratings released this past week... read more January 13, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)

2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Five-Star Scores Confirm It's A Safety Leader

A full range of U.S. crash-test results for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are now officially available, and just as GM had anticipated, this new compact sedan gets top scores in... read more December 23, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

For the first time ever, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the Ford Explorer its Top Safety Pick Designation—meaning that the Explorer has achieved... read more December 21, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 IIHS Top Safety Picks Highlight Roof-Protection Improvements

Ten all-new vehicles including the 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Kia Optima, and 2011 Chevrolet Cruze earn Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Status... read more December 21, 2010 by 


 
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Gets Impressive Front And Side Safety Ratings

The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi now has one positive: good front and side crash-test results. The Kizashi is already one of our top sedan picks if you happen to be on a very tight... read more December 15, 2010 by 


 
2011 Mazda3

2011 Honda CR-Z, Kia Soul, Mazda3: Not Quite Five-Star Safety

As part of the latest round of crash-test results released by the federal government last week, two small-car models—the 2011 Kia Soul and 2011 Mazda3—earned a... read more December 1, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Toyota Tacoma

Three 2011 Pickups Rated For Safety: Silverado, Ram, Tacoma

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 still look like very good bets for the safety-conscious, while the 2011 Ram 1500 could cause some hesitation depending on how... read more November 30, 2010 by  1


 
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