Safety ratings

Do you research safety ratings when you buy a new car? Our poll results
Do you research safety ratings when you buy a new car? Our poll results

Depending on your point of view, the internet can be an information superhighway, or it can be the express lane into the dark, bottomless, timesucking hole of Facebook. Based on some responses to a recent Twitter poll, we have a hunch about which camp our readers belong to. Earlier this week, we...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 Chevrolet Volt rated 'Top Safety Pick+" by IIHS

Over the past few years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made its ratings process more challenging for automakers. However, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt has passed its IIHS tests with flying colors, nabbing the highly coveted rank of "Top Safety Pick+". To earn that, the 2017 Volt had to...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class MULTIBEAM LED headlights
Luxury vehicles flub headlight test, yet Toyota Prius V shines

Automakers would like to convince you that headlights keep getting better, and that more expensive luxury vehicles and their headlight upgrades are worth the premium, delivering better vision and visibility. Yet if you’re thinking that those top-technology headlamps you opted for with your...Read More»

Carl the Dummy from Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
New Tests, New Crash Dummies, And More Changes In Store At NHTSA

The past couple of years have not been kind to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but it appears NHTSA has learned from its mistakes and is making a concerted effort to do better in the future. NHTSA has always been a scapegoat for automakers and elected officials, but recently...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
The Safest Vehicles Of 2015

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Many families, as we recommend, start their shopping process by weeding out potential vehicles that simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety...Read More»

2014 Tesla Model S
Tesla Keeps High Safety Rating Despite NHTSA Investigation Of Battery Fires

Back in August, Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] boasted that the Model S was so safe, it broke the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's testing equipment. In fact, Tesla was so exuberant about the Model S' performance in those tests, it used some very creative math to generate a fictitious safety...Read More»

2013 Tesla Model S crash test by NHTSA (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)
Tesla Gets Creative With Model S Safety Rating & Ruins It For Everyone

Over the summer, Tesla tried to create a new safety ratings system for its Model S sedan. In case you missed it, the automaker issued a press release that said: NHTSA does not publish a star rating above 5, however safety levels better than 5 stars are captured in the overall Vehicle Safety Score...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra Set New Standard For Truck Safety

Yesterday, we told you about the Tesla Model S -- a car so safe, it broke the equipment that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration uses to gauge safety. General Motors' pickups haven't quite matched that impressive feat, but the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the...Read More»

2013 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S: So Safe, It Broke NHTSA's Testing Equipment

If you're in the market for a new car and safety is your biggest concern, stop reading here and head down to the nearest Tesla (NSDQ:TSLA) showroom gallery for a look at the Model S. According to our colleagues at Green Car Reports, the Model S earned the highest safety score in the history of the...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan—Not Hatchback—Named A Top Safety Pick

At a base price of just $11,750, the 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan costs less than most late-model used cars. And with standard side and side-curtain airbags, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes, you might end up with a better set of better safety equipment as well. That said, you should...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 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry, Carfellas, 2012 Hyundai Veloster: Car News Headlines

Toyota is predicting the new 2012 Camry, with its 10 airbags, will earn a five-star safety rating. [TheCarConnection] Turns out the Cadillac Escalade is a magnet for thieves. [TheCarConnection] Kyle Busch loses his license for driving 128 mph in a 45-mph zone. [MotorAuthority] Discovery Channel is...Read More»

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