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Ford F-150 tops pickup crash-test ratings; Ram 1500 needs improvement
Ford F-150 tops pickup crash-test ratings; Ram 1500 needs improvement

Full-size pickup trucks, some might argue, have squared up the past few years. The competition is tight, and they're ever closer in profile, appearance, and size, and hauling ability. Yet safety is proving to be an important differentiating factor. There are some very different body structures and...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring
2016 Toyota Prius crash-tested, earns top safety ratings

The fourth generation of the Toyota Prius has only been on sale for a few months. Yet with the release this week of federal crash-test results, and of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test results just last week, we now have a pretty good picture of the safety of this new...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class MULTIBEAM LED headlights
Luxury vehicles flub headlight test, yet Toyota Prius V shines

Automakers would like to convince you that headlights keep getting better, and that more expensive luxury vehicles and their headlight upgrades are worth the premium, delivering better vision and visibility. Yet if you’re thinking that those top-technology headlamps you opted for with your...Read More»

Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) demo  -  Japan, 11/2012
20 automakers promise to make automatic braking standard by 2022

No one knows for certain when fully autonomous cars will be sold to the public, but as of today, we know when autonomous braking systems will become standard on millions of new vehicles. That's because this morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
Affordable Safety: 2016 Honda Civic Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2016 Honda Civic has been fully tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and it’s earned top ratings in every respect. That includes the best ‘good’ ratings for moderate and small overlap frontal tests, as well as side impact, head restraints and seats...Read More»

NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)
How Will Auto Safety Ratings Change In The Future?

Car safety has evolved at a rapid pace—a pace that likely wouldn’t be what it is if it weren’t so carefully monitored by two major safety agencies in the U.S. They’re the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees NCAP testing...Read More»

2016 Chrysler 200
Nearly All Domestic-Brand Vehicles Miss 2016 IIHS Top Safety Cut

Domestic brands—like Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge, and others—aren’t making the cut for safety. So says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in the latest version of its Top Safety Pick+ list, which helps separate the best from the rest, by considering occupant safety and...Read More»

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 BMW 3-Series Crash-Tested: Maintains ‘Marginal’ Rating

Luxury sport sedans like the BMW 3-Series may wrap in more safety-technology features than mainstream models the same size; yet you can’t necessarily count on better occupant safety. That’s what a new set of crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) helps...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson, Sonata Earn 5-Star NCAP, IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson has now joined the 2016 Hyundai Sonata in being able to claim top five-star federal safety ratings from the federal government. For the Tucson, they complement some especially top-notch results released earlier this fall, when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design
2016 Volvo XC90 Aces IIHS Crash Tests, Safety Ratings

“Swedish safety” has become a bit of a tautology when it comes to vehicles. Whether you’re talking about Volvo, or its now defunct cross-country rival brand, Saab, Swedish-engineered cars, wagons, and crossovers have long set a standard for occupant protection. And so it goes with...Read More»

Audi adaptive cruise control with Audi braking guard
Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes, Tesla, Toyota, And Others Agree: Automated Braking Should Be Standard

Of all the autonomous car features headed our way, automatic emergency braking, or AEB, is perhaps the one that has safety regulators -- and consumers -- most excited. AEB consists of sensors and software that warn drivers of approaching obstacles and apply the brakes automatically, if necessary --...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf R  -  Driven, January 2015
2016 Volkswagen Golf, Jetta Earn Top Safety Credentials From IIHS

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf hatchback models, the Golf SportWagen, and the Volkswagen Jetta sedans have all been placed in the top safety tier offered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one of the two U.S. agencies that conduct crash tests. Each of these models (now fully including...Read More»

2016 Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3 Aces Crash Tests, Earns Top Safety Pick Rating

The U.S. luxury-vehicle market is changing—and downsizing—rapidly; and the Audi Q3, the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and the upcoming, redesigned 2016 BMW X1 are some of the best examples of this trend. With any of these vehicles, you can get luxurious vehicle that’s probably a better fit...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
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 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»

Toyota Pre-Collision System
Toyota Adding Affordable Auto-Braking Systems: An Active-Safety Tipping Point?

Toyota recently announced plans to make what has been a rather exclusive kind of active-safety system a lot more accessible—by making affordable auto-braking systems available on most of its model lines within the next year. While such systems—the kind that will help slow you for an...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 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»

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