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...
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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...
Volkswagen’s popular Jetta sedan just earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. Continue Reading...
Two of Kia’s compact cars fared better in crash tests for 2015 than they did in the previous model year. Continue Reading...
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...
Honda, Kia and Mazda have something particularly regrettable in common today. Continue Reading...
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has ran the new 2015 Audi A3 sedan through its crash tests, and the small German car fared quite well. Continue Reading...
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...
It didn’t take long for Honda to address safety concerns around its Fit sub-compact hatchback raised by the IIHS’ small overlap crash test. Continue Reading...
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced the results of its 2014 sub-compact crash tests and they aren’t good. Continue Reading...
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...
It may have a built-in vacuum cleaner, but when it comes to safety the Honda Odyssey most certainly doesn’t suck. Continue Reading...
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...
Crash test dummies help put our vehicles to the test to determine just how safe they are, but just how much work goes into a dummy to make it as close to a human being as possible? Continue Reading...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) might be revising its five-star crash safety program by adding new tests. Continue Reading...
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...
The 2013 Ford Fusion was just awarded the new “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Continue Reading...
Results from a new test being conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) could prompt automakers to modify their cars by making them heavier, more expensive and less fuel efficient. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...