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The 6 Things To Know About Star Safety Ratings

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 federal star ratings printed on the window sticker of all new vehicles. But this year, they're different. The National Highway... read more

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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  0

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  0

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  0

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  0

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  0

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  0

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

2011 Honda Accord Sedan

2011 Honda Accord, GM Crossovers Given Five-Star Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which oversees the federal government's vehicle crash-test program, has added a few more results to its set of... read more November 11, 2010 by  1

2011 Ford Fiesta IIHS crash tests

IIHS: Some Replacement Bumpers Protect Like Originals, Others Don't

Aftermarket repair parts are almost always much cheaper than original-equipment (OEM) parts, so if you're in a minor fender-bender, going with a budget replacement... read more November 3, 2010 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test

New Crash-Test Ratings: At First Look, Which Models Fare Best?

The first of the tougher new crash-test ratings from the federal government have rolled in. And there are a few surprises. As expected, the ratings aren't so overly... read more October 5, 2010 by  1

IIHS tests Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Smart Fortwo

Are Larger, Heavier Cars Safer Than Smaller, Lighter Ones?

Small cars are now offering some of the same safety equipment as larger cars: electronic stability control, side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and active headrests are... read more September 13, 2010 by  0

2011 Buick Regal

2011 Buick Regal: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

GM's new 2011 Buick Regal has earned the top safety accolade from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Its Top Safety Pick status confirms top scores in front... read more August 30, 2010 by  0


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