It’s no secret that Honda builds some of the safest vehicles on the road today. Their products consistently perform well in both NHTSA and IIHS crash tests. Continue Reading...
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Sometimes safety takes a back seat to horsepower, vehicle design and luxury amenities but when you’re in a crash it’s really the only thing that matters. Continue Reading...
Crash tests will include dummies in the future that are designed to simulate the effects of a collision on obese people. Continue Reading...
Crossovers have come to dominate the market. In a lot of ways they’re like an invasive, non-native species. Over the years they’ve silently displaced traditional cars, becoming the go-to vehicle for many families. But are they really tantamount to Asian carp, zebra mussels or nutria? Continue Reading...
New car shoppers should always consider a car’s crash test performance and safety when it comes to making a purchase, but what’s behind those crash ratings? Continue Reading...
The latest battery of IIHS crash tests underscores the fact that three-row family haulers aren’t necessarily safe in a crash. Continue Reading...
Kia’s 2014 Sedona minivan is one of the latest vehicles to earn a five-star crash safety rating. Continue Reading...
BMW is breaking new ground with its i3 city car, but European crash test results might be a sign of problems to come. Continue Reading...
The folks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have just released the results of their latest evaluation. They put 31 child booster seats to the test to find out which ones do the best job of protecting youngsters in crashes. 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...
Your dog probably doesn’t have a good chance of surviving a severe crash, but Subaru hopes to change that. Continue Reading...
The safest compact car on the market is the Honda Civic, according to new crash test results released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with half of all small cars receiving top marks. Continue Reading...
In the latest Status Report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the institute touches on the subject that safety isn’t a global standard and that some regions lag behind the U.S., Europe, and Australia in protecting people in crashes. Continue Reading...
In the latest video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) series called “Inside IIHS,” we take a look at what keeps us safe during a side-impact crash. Continue Reading...
The 2013 Ford F-150 managed top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), earning top scores in every category. Continue Reading...
Cars are now safer to drive than they were a decade ago, according to a new NHTSA study — try to hide your surprise. What might come as news, on the other hand, is how safe cars were according to the study’s findings before recent idiot-proofing. Continue Reading...
In recent years, the number of cars in Latin America homes has grown exponentially. To take advantage of this growing market, car companies are offering cheap models to attract more customers into their showrooms. Some of Latin America’s best selling cars pose high risks of life-threatening injuries and are considered to be two decades behind… Continue Reading...
The Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program) has just released its latest crash test results of 10 2011 models, and nine vehicles take top spots by earning five star ratings. Coming out on top are the Audi A6, the BMW X3, the Chevrolet Aveo and Chevrolet Orlando, the Citroën DS5, the Hyundai i40, the… Continue Reading...
The 2011 and 2012 Nissan Leaf for earned five stars in crash testing performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For the front crash and dynamic rollover test, the Leaf received four stars, but overall scored five stars. Combine that with the Top Safety Pick Award it won from the Insurance Institute for… Continue Reading...
Children are precious cargo and their safety is always top of mind when you’re driving. And Ford knows this – that’s why the automaker is making headway in the research into one of the first research projects to build a digital human model of a child. This digital model will feature lifelike re-creations of a… Continue Reading...
Drivers will feel safer driving their 2011 models, thanks to the new crash tests that are now being implemented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These new crash test features, which were released to the public a few weeks back, boast enhanced 5-Star Safety Ratings System for new vehicles. Also just released were… Continue Reading...
The results of the crash tests are awarded ‘stars’ based on the ‘level’ of injury risk related to a defined average from those individual front, side and roll-over tests – five stars being the best above average, one star being the worst. Continue Reading...
The new crash results for 2011 models are in, and only the BMW 5 Series and Hyundai Sonata got a 5-star rating overall. The government-run tests were the first that employed a “female” crash-test dummy, and a direct crash into a pole. The vehicles were rated from 1 to 5 stars, which are based on… Continue Reading...
They are great to putter around the neighborhood in, or zip to the store to pick up a few groceries. But low-speed vehicles (LSV) and mini-trucks are no match for regular traffic when it comes to an accident. Recent crash tests preformed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) illustrate what happens when the… Continue Reading...