IIHS Releases List of Top-Rated Booster Seats

IIHS Releases List of Top-Rated Booster Seats
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Things keep getting safer for children. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) latest round of booster-seat tests 27 newly designed chairs were rated “Best Bet,” the top score available. Continue Reading...

Why do Car Seats Expire?

Why do Car Seats Expire?
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This may come as a shock to some drivers, though hopefully NOT ones with kids. Believe it or not children’s car seats actually have expiration dates, though not because they’re made of dairy products or tuna salad. Continue Reading...

2015 Jetta Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS

2015 Jetta Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS
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Volkswagen’s popular Jetta sedan just earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. Continue Reading...

Why Rear-Drive Cars Struggle in Small Overlap Test

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Why Rear-Drive Cars Struggle in Small Overlap Test
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The Insurance Institute for Highway’s Safety’s (IIHS) small-overlap test is one of the hardest crash evaluations for a vehicle to pass, and interestingly, rear-wheel-drive models have a much more difficult time doing well for several reasons. Continue Reading...

Audi A6 Aces Crash Tests, Surprises No One

Audi A6 Aces Crash Tests, Surprises No One
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Safety, apparently it’s important to a lot of people. Who knew? Aside from elegant design and a top-notch interior Audi A6 drivers have something else to crow about; the Bavarian four-door just received a five-star rating from the folks at U.S. NCAP, the highest score available. Continue Reading...

2014 Acura MDX and RDX Earn Top NHTSA Crash Scores

2014 Acura MDX and RDX Earn Top NHTSA Crash Scores
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While other automakers are struggling to meet standards set by new crash tests, Honda and Acura are putting out winners, at least according to the latest round of NHTSA crash testing.   Continue Reading...

GM Pickup Trucks First to Score Five-Star Safety Rating

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GM Pickup Trucks First to Score Five-Star Safety Rating
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GM has something new to boast about: its line of half-ton trucks is the first to garner a five-star safety rating under government rules revised for the 2011 model year. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012

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Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012
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With a heavy heart the staff of AutoGuide.com say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend,… Continue Reading...

Record Number of IIHS Top Safety Picks For 2012

Record Number of IIHS Top Safety Picks For 2012
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In a display of continuing safety advancements in automobiles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that more vehicles have earned the “top safety pick” this year after manufacturers have strengthened the roofs of their vehicles to improve its rollover safety. Sixty-nine cars, thirty-eight SUVs, five minivans, and three pickups made the “top safety pick”… Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 Gets Three Star Crash Test Rating, Lowest Of All New Cars

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Fiat 500 Gets Three Star Crash Test Rating, Lowest Of All New Cars
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The slow-selling Fiat 500 hit another snag after NHTSA gave the compact car a three-star crash test rating, a dismal score in an era where five-star ratings are practically ubiquitous. While the 500 got four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests, the side impact result was a poor two stars. Only the now-dead… Continue Reading...

NHTSA Denies Wrongdoing In Chevrolet Volt Fire

NHTSA Denies Wrongdoing In Chevrolet Volt Fire
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  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is flatly denying any wrongdoing around the time it took to release data suggesting the Chevrolet Volt might catch fire. Earlier this week reports surfaced that Volts suffering severe crashes might be at risk of catching fire. GM hasn’t released an official statement explaining the phenomenon, but information… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Fire May Lead To New Safety Standards

Chevrolet Volt Fire May Lead To New Safety Standards
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A fire involving a Chevrolet Volt that had undergone government crash testing has led to authorities investigating the possibility of requiring emergency responders to drain the batteries of electric and hybrid vehicles following a collision. A Volt that underwent a 20 mph side-impact crash test caught on fire several weeks later, causing the Volt as… Continue Reading...

120 MPH Crash Test Obliterates a Ford Focus [Video]

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If you’re looking for a good reason not to speed, this is it. Thanks to the inquisitive minds at Fifth Gear we now know the absolutely devastating result of what a 120-mph crash would look like. Part of an ongoing series looking at crash tests and the safety of modern vehicles the team of eloquently-voiced… Continue Reading...

Half of American Youth Would Buy a Chinese Car: Study

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Half of American Youth Would Buy a Chinese Car: Study
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Surprisingly, large segments of Americans are willing to buy Chinese made cars. Market research company GfK Automotive did its annual Barometer of Automotive Awareness and Imagery, and found that 38 percent of the respondents would consider buying a Chinese car. According to the study, “The openness to purchasing a Chinese and Indian vehicle is highest among… Continue Reading...
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