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Honda HR-V, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Rogue, and other small SUVs have poor headlights, says IIHS

Honda HR-V, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Rogue, and other small SUVs have poor headlights, says IIHS

When most people go shopping for a new car, they go with a list of criteria--features that they absolutely must have in their new ride. These are typically things like good fuel economy, high-tech safety features, intuitive infotainment systems, and, according to some people, cup holders. One item... read more

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Toyota & Teen Vogue's 'Arrive in Style' campaign

Teen Drivers & Older Cars: A Deadly Mix

We're still in the middle of holiday season, but parent of teenagers are already thinking ahead to spring -- specifically, to graduation and their kids' inevitable request... read more December 30, 2014 by


 
2015 Infiniti Q70

Infiniti Q70 Earns Top Safety Pick+ Status, But BMW 5-Series, Lincoln MKS Flub Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the results from its latest round of crash tests. This time, three large luxury cars undertook the IIHS' newest and... read more October 2, 2014 by


 
2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester: Six Reasons It's Among The Safest Crossovers

Long before beginning our Subaru Forester Six-Month Road Test--and before the brand's recent sales surge--the Forester had built quite a reputation as one of the safer small... read more March 18, 2014 by


 
KidsandCars preventing backovers

Study: Rearview Cameras Better At Detecting Objects Than Parking Sensors

In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act (PDF), which, among other things, required that all new cars sold in the U.S. come... read more March 18, 2014 by


 
2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test

Minicars Cars Are Mega-Hot, But Only One Passes Tougher IIHS Crash Test

Minicars are big business nowadays. That's often because they earn good gas mileage -- nothing to sneeze at, given today's increasingly higher fuel prices. They're also easy... read more January 22, 2014 by


 
IIHS tests underride guards, aka Mansfield bars

IIHS: Today's "Mansfield Bars" Don't Work So Well (Video)

In the wee hours of June 29, 1967, Jayne Mansfield was being driven to New Orleans in a 1966 Buick Electra. She was sitting up front with her driver and her lover, while her... read more March 15, 2013 by 2


 
Relative claim frequencies by rated driver age, calendar year 2010 (from HLDI)

Aging Boomers Won't Wreck America's Roads: Here's Why

We've all heard about Baby Boomers and how they're hurtling toward retirement. We've also read numerous studies that show older drivers are more accident prone when they get... read more December 4, 2012 by 2


 
2013 Dodge Dart

2013 Dodge Dart, Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lexus ES: Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just designated four 2013 models as Top Safety Picks. Included are the 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan, Subaru XV... read more October 4, 2012 by 0


 
2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover

2013 Mazda CX-5 Is Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover a Top Safety Pick. An all-new model for 2013, the CX-5 won the top... read more March 20, 2012 by 0


 
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan

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... read more March 8, 2012 by 0


 
Booster seat with good fit - IIHS

Parents Carpooling Kids Often Skip Booster Seats: Study

While the necessity of protecting young children riding in vehicles by using a child safety restraint is widely known and most parents of young children use them when... read more January 31, 2012 by 0


 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Hybrid Owners Safer In Crashes, More Dangerous To Pedestrians

We have good news and bad news for hybrid owners. First, the good news: a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute indicates that you're less likely to be injured in a... read more November 17, 2011 by 0


 
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... read more November 1, 2011 by 1


 
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... read more October 13, 2011 by 2


 
2011 GMC Yukon

SUVs Safer, Less Likely To Kill Others In Crashes, Study

Everyone knows that if you’re involved in a crash with an SUV and you’re in a smaller passenger car, your likelihood of serious injury or death is higher, right?... read more September 28, 2011 by 0


 

 
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