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2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

The 2011 Saab 9-5 might be relatively rare on U.S. highways, as it's been plagued by production issues related to Saab's financial difficulties and change of ownership. But it went on sale months ago—and now it's been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety... read more

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2011 Ford Edge

It's Official: SUVs Are Safer Than Cars (Well, Mostly)

If you drive an SUV, you know that part of their allure is the feeling of safety they provide. Even compact SUVs can seem studier than their shorter, svelter car cousins. But... read more June 9, 2011 by  5

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

2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test

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... read more June 3, 2011 by  4

2011 MINI Countryman

2011 MINI Countryman: Safe, Sporty, Fun-To-Drive Four-Seater

Who doesn’t love a MINI? Ever since the diminutive MINI came out, eager customers have been snapping them up. MINI’s latest new model, the 2011 MINI Countryman, a... read more June 2, 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 Ford F-150 towing a trailer

Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra Get Top Marks In Rollover Protection

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its first ratings for large pickups in its rollover-related roof-strength test, and both the 2011 Ford F-150... read more May 12, 2011 by  0

seatbelt -- click it

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  0

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  0

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

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


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