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2011 Chevy Volt Earns Five Stars From The NHTSA

2011 Chevy Volt Earns Five Stars From The NHTSA

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has become the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which adds to the recent “2011 Top Safety Pick” awarded to the Volt by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The NHTSA... read more

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Rollover Airbags Soon Required—Because Some Aren't Buckling Up

Head-protecting side-curtain airbags are proven lifesavers; they've already helped contribute to the drop in traffic fatalities over the past several years, and safety... read more May 3, 2011 by  8


 
2012 Kia Soul

Great Family Cars With Great Gas Mileage--For Under $25,000

With gas prices hovering in the mid- to high-$4-per-gallon territory in many parts of the country, consumers looking for more fuel-efficient cars for family members that... read more May 2, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

2011 Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt Are IIHS Top Safety Picks

It’s a milestone. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in its first-ever U.S. crash tests of mainstream electric cars, has awarded Top Safety Pick... read more April 26, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test

Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Are IIHS Top Safety Picks

They're both best-car-of-the-year winners, they're both available for purchase--for those with patience at least. And today the 2011 Chevy Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf are... read more April 25, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Ford Explorer

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... read more April 22, 2011 by  9


 
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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
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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


 
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