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2013 Toyota RAV4: What The 'Poor' Small Overlap Rating Means

2013 Toyota RAV4: What The 'Poor' Small Overlap Rating Means

In some kinds of frontal crashes, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 might not provide nearly the level of occupant protection as a Honda CR-V or Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. New Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test results for the RAV4 suggest that although this crossover performs well in other... read more

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2013 Honda Accord EX-L

New Frontal Crash Tests: Honda Accord Aces, Toyota Camry Flubs

While you may concede that money can't buy you love, it might seem hard to believe that extra money spent on a luxury vehicle wouldn't be money well spent on keeping your... read more December 19, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS Rates Five Stars In NHTSA Crash Testing

If you still conjure up images of the Cimarron or Catera when you think about entry-level Cadillac models, think again: it’s latest offering, the ATS has been... read more December 7, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD

Volvo, Acura Models Protect Well In New Crash Test; Many Others Don't

Families who want to choose one of the safest cars on the market have a new and compelling reason to consider the Volvo S60 or Acura TL: Of eleven luxury sedans run in a... read more August 13, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

2013 Mazda CX-5 Earns Top Safety Pick From IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating, the Top Safety Pick designation, is a highly sought-after recognition of crash-test safety--it's only awarded to... read more March 20, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Safety Counts: IIHS Names 115 Top Vehicle Picks For 2012

Not too long ago, safety ratings were details that only the most meticulous (and safety-minded) new-car shoppers paid attention to. But today, shoppers expect top safety as a... read more December 14, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing

2012 Fiat 500 Is An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2012 Fiat 500 has earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), signifying that it’s scored a rating of “good”... read more October 19, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Kia Soul

2012 Kia Soul, Mercedes Recalls, Crushed Lexus IS-F: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Kia Soul and Consumer Reports says the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's powertrain is unrefined. The 2013 Toyota Prius C gets an... read more October 18, 2011 by  0


 
A 2012 Chevy Sonic undergoes frontal offset crash testing. Image: GM Corp.

NHTSA’s 2012 Vehicle List For Five-Star Safety Rating Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced it will test 74 2012 passenger vehicles in its five-star safety rating program that was revamped last... read more October 17, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Top Safety Ratings From Both U.S. Agencies

General Motors' [NYSE: GM] breakthrough Chevrolet Volt might be one of your safest family-car choices as well as one of the cleanest, greenest choices. The 2011 Volt has... read more June 3, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

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... read more May 25, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX Earn Top Safety Pick Status

The 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX mid-size crossovers have just earned Top Safety Pick Status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In this case, the... read more April 20, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Hyundai Equus

2011 Hyundai Equus: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

With each redesign and new vehicle, Hyundai has been making steady, significant improvements in safety—to the point that in most segments, its vehicles are now among... read more April 14, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Scion tC

2011 Scion tC: New NHTSA Ratings Confirm It's A Safety All-Star

Small, sporty coupes tend to have some of the riskiest drivers. That's what insurance claims data points out, and it's why insurance rates tend to be quite high for compact... read more April 12, 2011 by  0


 
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  0


 
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