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Regulators: Will Future SUVs Compromise Safety For Higher MPG?

Regulators: Will Future SUVs Compromise Safety For Higher MPG?

It can be argued that through the way vehicles were forced to change in the 1970s and '80s, the federal government turned the American public on to SUVs. Now it's looking for ways to wean us off that addiction—so quickly that it might affect the improvements we've made in safety in recent... read more

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Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60

IIHS: Vehicle Pedestrian Detection Could Save Thousands Of Lives

Building better-marked crosswalks and intersections, improving sidewalks, and adding traffic-light countdown timers and clear pedestrian right-of-ways all make a significant... read more April 1, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chrysler 300

Five Affordable, Comfortable 2011 Large Sedans

When is comfort more important than on a long family road trip? For that matter, if you’re looking for room to stretch out and be able to enjoy the scenery – and... read more March 27, 2011 by  2


 
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 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Quick Drive and Live Photos

Finding The Right Car For Your Teen Driver

Everyone has to start driving sometime, and when it’s your teen that’s begging for wheels you need to be prepared with a solid strategy for finding the right car... read more March 23, 2011 by 


 
2011 Mazda3

2011 Mazda3 Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just tested the Mazda3 for roof strength, and whether you choose the hatchback or the sedan, this small-car model... read more March 22, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Traverse

GM, Honda, MINI: Five New Additions To IIHS 2011 Top Safety Picks

Anytime family cars receive top safety accolades is good news for consumers looking for safe family transportation choices. As part of continuing testing, the Insurance... read more March 18, 2011 by 


 
Hertz Counter

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


 
2008 Kia Optima LX

2006 - 2008 Kia Optima Recalled For Transmission Flaw

Hot on the heels of the 2011 Kia Optima's five-star safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the company has announced a recall of 70,115 Kia Optima... read more March 14, 2011 by 


 
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 Honda Odyssey EX

2011 Honda Odyssey: The Safest Vehicle On The Market?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2011 Honda Odyssey a Top Safety Pick, confirming its position as a safety leader among family vehicles. Although the... read more March 10, 2011 by  1


 
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 


 
2010 Chevrolet Malibu - IIHS rear impact with semi-trailer, severe underride

IIHS Petitions Feds For Better Underride Guards On Big Rigs

When cars rear-end semi tractor-trailers—on an icy road, for instance, where traffic ahead is stopped—the consequences can be quite deadly. According to the... read more February 28, 2011 by  7


 
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


 
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