Car Safety

Toyota Adding Affordable Auto-Braking Systems: An Active-Safety Tipping Point?
Toyota Adding Affordable Auto-Braking Systems: An Active-Safety Tipping Point?

Toyota recently announced plans to make what has been a rather exclusive kind of active-safety system a lot more accessible—by making affordable auto-braking systems available on most of its model lines within the next year. While such systems—the kind that will help slow you for an...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»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
Ford Recalls 2011-2013 Explorer For Door Latches; Hearses, Ambulances For Other Issues

Ford Motor Co. is recalling some 2011-2013 Ford Explorer models, as well as Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, for an issue that may prevent the door from staying latched in a side-impact crash. The recall affects 212,911 vehicles—including 194,484 for the U.S.—built at the...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Miss Five-Star Safety Ratings

GM’s new mid-size pickups, the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, offer more available safety features than rival models like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. But do they have above-and-beyond occupant protection? Some results have been released by the federal government, and...Read More»

Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu debuting at 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Chevrolet Malibu To Get Teen Driver Mode

Most of us were at one point teen drivers, and we’re all too familiar with the more risk-riddled mentality of youth. Compound that with less actual driving skill and experience, and it’s a deadly combination. ALSO SEE: Tesla Reveals Trip Tools: Do They Quash Electric-Car Range Anxiety?...Read More»

2015 Nissan Sentra
2015 Nissan Sentra Improves IIHS Safety Ratings On Retest

What a difference one model year makes—especially if you’re considering the Nissan Sentra. While the 2014 model was strictly mid-pack in its occupant-safety ratings, the 2015 Nissan Sentra does significantly better. Even though the Sentra essentially continues into the 2015 model year...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Earns Top Safety Scores From IIHS

The 2016 Kia Sorento has been run through the full set of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, and it’s emerged with top-tier ‘good’ scores in all respects—including frontal and side impact, roof strength, rear impact (seats and head restraints). The...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition
2015 Ford Mustang: Five-Star Safety Bucks Pony-Car Preconceptions

Safety might have been seen as a distant priority in the past for those buying pony cars like the Ford Mustang; but today there’s no reason to compromise on occupant protection in the interest of more muscle. DON'T MISS: Self-Driving Cars Could Slash Auto Sales By Nearly 50% One such example...Read More»

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax Earn Top Safety Ratings

Two of the smallest crossover utility vehicles on the market have been awarded a very good set of safety ratings. The 2015 Buick Encore and 2015 Chevrolet Trax have both earned ‘good’ scores in all categories of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing—including the...Read More»

2015 BMW X3
2015 BMW X3 Earns Five-Star Safety Ratings

The 2015 BMW X3 is already one of the sportiest yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers good for family use. And now with fresh New Car Assessment (NCAP) crash-test results released by the federal govenment, it’s also looking like one of the safest. In federal testing, the 2015 X3 earned...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test
Safe Set: Nine Late-Model Used Vehicles With The Lowest Fatality Rate

The chances of dying in a car crash, if you’re behind the wheel of a newer vehicle, have dropped dramatically over the past several years. In just three years, studying a corresponding four-year window of late-model used vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
The Safest Cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, Bentley SUV: The Week In Reverse

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. Some vehicles simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety. This week, The Car Connection examined the field of new 2015 models to recommend the safest...Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
U.S. Transportation Secretary: Automatic-Braking Safety Tech ‘Recommended’

Safety technology—including airbags, seatbelts, crash structures, and much more—has saved an estimated 613,501 lives since 1960, according to a newly released report on a statistical model from the federal government. On the heels of that report comes an announcement from Transportation...Read More»

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage: Do New Safety Scores Give It More Of An Upside?

The 2015 Mitsubishi Miragemight feel like a 1990s-era economy car in many respects, but it certainly protects much better than one. Shoppers can have a little more confidence in the safety of this very affordable small car after the recent release of Federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200
2015 IIHS Safety Ratings: The Biggest Winners And Losers

This past week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its annual list of its best picks for shoppers who want to make safety a priority—in the form of two Top Safety Pick lists including 33 models. And as the IIHS again rejiggered its rules regarding what it takes to be...Read More»

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
2015 Dodge Challenger Tested By Feds, Earns Lower Rating Than Before

The federal government has released updated crash-test results for the 2015 Dodge Challenger, and the results are mostly good for this big performance-oriented coupe lineup, which includes the 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat. The five-star overall rating, the automaker claims, is the highest...Read More»

2015 BMW X5
2015 BMW X5 Earns Five-Star Sweep In Federal Crash Tests

The 2015 BMW X5 has been run through the full set of crash tests overseen by the federal government, and it’s emerged with top-tier ratings. ALSO SEE: North American Car & Truck/Utility Of The Year Finalists Announced In New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, the 2015 X5 earned...Read More»

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2015 Toyota Camry: Five-Star Safety, But Short Of The Top Tier

A full slate of U.S. crash-test safety ratings are in for the 2015 Toyota Camry, and the results are mostly top-notch. With federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) test results for the 2015 model released in the past week, the Camry earns an excellent five-star overall rating. That matches up...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Recalled For Fuel-System Issue

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] has revealed that it will be issuing a recall for 2015 Ford Mustang models with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, for a potential issue with the fuel system. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry: Five-Star Safety, But Short Of The Top Tier In the EcoBoost models, a...Read More»

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