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The Safest Vehicles Of 2015
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»

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»

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»

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 Honda CR-V
IIHS Gives 33 Vehicles Its Top Safety Rating For 2015

The 2015 Honda CR-V and 2015 Toyota Prius V now rank among the safest new vehicles you could choose; yet it certainly wasn’t that way with last year’s models—even though they don’t look all that much different. Both models are among the 33 models to have achieved 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 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

The federal government has crash-tested the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon, and the news is good—with this seven-passenger model achieving top five-star results. It’s especially noteworthy as in its last-generation version, the Ford Transit Connect was strictly a commercial vehicle...Read More»

2016 Honda HR-V
Standing Tall: Are Smallest New Crossovers Safer Than Small Sedans?

Compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape have long been popular sedan substitutes for small or growing families. And now, at last, there’s a new crop of even smaller crossovers on the way. Led by the Buick Encore, and soon to include the closely related Chevrolet Trax, as well...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback  -  First Drive
2015 Subaru Outback And Legacy Earn Five-Star Safety Ratings

The 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan and its rugged Outback wagon counterpart have aced federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests. And with top scores already in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), we now can rightfully call these two mid-size models two of the safest cars...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200
2015 Chrysler 200: With Safety Ratings All In, It Tops Honda Accord

If you're shopping for the safest mid-size sedan, above all else, and you don't have a luxury-car budget, the 2015 Chrysler 200 is likely your best pick, based on the latest information from U.S. safety agencies. The 200 has just been put through the battery of New Car Assessment (NCAP) tests from...Read More»

2015 Cadillac ATS
2015 Cadillac ATS Crash-Tested, Five-Star Safety Confirmed

The 2015 Cadillac ATS remains one of the best-rated sport sedans for safety, as confirmed by the latest set of New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests overseen by the federal government. ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Vs. Dodge SRT Viper: Compare Cars Although the feds had already...Read More»

2015 Lincoln MKC
2015 Lincoln MKC Misses Top Crash-Test Ratings From Feds

The federal government has crash-tested a 2015 Lincoln MKC, and with an Overall Rating at four stars, the model ends up short of the top echelon for compact-crossover safety. While the new 2015 MKC is closely related to the Ford Escape, its safety ratings won't directly carry over from the Escape...Read More»

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 most difficult test, the small overlap front crash, and their scores run the gamut from awful to awesome. ALSO SEE: 10 Cars...Read More»

2015 Honda Fit
Brace Yourselves: 2015 Honda Fit Gets Better Bumper To Fix Crash-Test Scores

Back in January, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety debuted some disheartening data from a new crash test on small cars. The test centered on the IIHS' new small-overlap crash, which evaluates how well vehicles protect occupants during accidents involving objects that strike 25 percent of...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback Earn Best Possible IIHS Safety Rating

The 2015 Subaru Legacy and 2015 Subaru Outback have earned the best possible set of safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—and the organization's 'Top Safety Pick+' status. Both models absolutely aced the IIHS battery of frontal and side crash tests—as...Read More»

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