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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan Earns Top Safety Pick
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2012 Nissan Versa sedan a Top Safety Pick. Completely redesigned for 2012, the Versa sedan won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side, rollover and rear crash...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
IIHS Announces More Top Safety Picks

While the news may have gotten lost in the holiday lull, there are a total of 18 newly-announced winners of Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Our previous story covered the high number of family vehicles in the full list of 115 vehicles earning Top...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick Awards

With the record number of 115 vehicles winning 2012 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there’s good news for consumers and families looking for the safest vehicles to buy. Among the list of winners, all but seven can arguably be classified as family...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Safety Counts: IIHS Names 115 Top Vehicle Picks For 2012

Not too long ago, safety ratings were details that only the most meticulous (and safety-minded) new-car shoppers paid attention to. But today, shoppers expect top safety as a given; frankly, it’s the price of entry for a family vehicle. And for 2012, those new priorities are showing: There...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Are Top Safety Picks

If you're in the market for a minivan, you might want to test out the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. Both have just been named "Top Safety Picks" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the title of "Top Safety Pick", a vehicle has to earn a rating...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing
2012 Fiat 500 Is An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2012 Fiat 500 has earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), signifying that it’s scored a rating of “good” (the agency’s highest) in frontal offset and side impact crash testing, as well as in roof strength testing. Top Safety...Read More»

booster seat with good fit  -  IIHS
Child Booster Seats: Which Are Best, Which To Avoid?

Protecting your child in the family car should always be a top parental priority and this includes the transition from infant to convertible to booster child safety seats. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just released new evaluations of booster seats that should be required...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

Small car fans, we have some good news: the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has aced the full battery of safety tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As a result, the IIHS has dubbed the Sonic a "Top Safety Pick". To earn that prize, the Sonic had to perform well in four IIHS crash tests...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic small sedan and hatchback a Top Safety Pick. The Sonic, which replaces the outgoing Chevy Aveo, won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

General Motors is showing signs of truly bucking its history of giving small cars short shrift in many areas. With all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic that arrives later this fall, along with the excellent new Chevrolet Cruze that's one of our best-rated small cars, GM is shaping up to have a fully...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6 Nabs Top Safety Pick Award

Yesterday, we told you that the 2012 Volkswagen Passat received a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Now comes word that the Passat's upscale cousin, the 2012 Audi A6, has earned the same accolade. Like the Passat, the Audi A6 scored a rating of "good' in four...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat Grabs IIHS "Top Safety Pick" Award

The first Volkswagen model to be built at its new Chattanooga, TN plant, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, has earned “Top Safety Pick” honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The award signifies that the new Passat has earned a rating of “Good” (the...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60
Mid-Size SUVs With Forward Collision Avoidance Systems

Families looking to buy vehicles with safety features that pay off may want to take a good look at mid-size SUVs offering forward collision avoidance systems. Volvo XC60 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just recognized the Volvo XC60 luxury mid-size crossover SUV’s City...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
2011 Saab 9-4X Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

When it comes to family safety, top crash test scores and a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) mean a lot. The 2011 Saab 9-4X, a mid-size luxury crossover SUV just earned Top Safety Pick status. In a July 5th announcement, the IIHS noted that the Saab...Read More»

Red-Light Camera, Photo Radar by Derek Jensen
Red-Light Cameras Favored in 14 U.S. Cities, Says IIHS Survey

Red light cameras have been a hot topic ever since they were introduced a decade ago as a safety measure. Some drivers hate them and, if given a chance, vote down any referendum seeking to put them in use. Others may or may not think red light cameras can save lives. But the Insurance Institute for...Read More»

Booster seat with good fit - IIHS
Five Things Your Child Needs To Stay Safe In The Car

Protecting your child in the car should take precedence over anything else on your mind. With all the distractions and pressing responsibilities, parents need to get down to basics. Here are five things your child needs to stay safe in the car. A child car seat or booster seat of proper size. All...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
U.S. House Bill Would Ban In-Car Cell Phone Use

Talking and texting while driving has been proven to be dangerous, but it's still common on America's highways. Those acts will become illegal if one U.S. Representative can push her bill through Congress. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has introduced the Safe Drivers Act of 2011 in the U.S. House...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
New Small Cars: 2012 Chevy Sonic, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio

With Chevrolet announcing the starting price for the all-new 2012 Chevy Sonic subcompact car last week, this is just the beginning of the story. The good news for consumers is the number of new small cars for 2012. Chevrolet Sonic Chevy’s subcompact 2012 Sonic, which replaces the South...Read More»

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT Angular Front Exterior View
Pickup Vs SUV: Which Is The Safer Choice?

Recently we reported on a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study that compares the relative safety of SUVs and passenger cars—and finds that SUVs are now the safer choice. Adjusted fatality rates are about 50 percent lower overall for them than for passenger cars. After...Read More»

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