What Are IIHS Ratings?

What Are IIHS Ratings?
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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...

10 Reasons to Buy a Crossover Instead of a Sedan

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10 Reasons to Buy a Crossover Instead of a Sedan
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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...

IIHS Crash Test Ratings Explained

IIHS Crash Test Ratings Explained
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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...

Booster-Seat Safety Continues to Improve

Booster-Seat Safety Continues to Improve
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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 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...

Honda Civic Tops IIHS Crash Test Ratings While Kia, Nissan Fail

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Honda Civic Tops IIHS Crash Test Ratings While Kia, Nissan Fail
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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...

How Global Safety Varies Worldwide

How Global Safety Varies Worldwide
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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...

IIHS Side Impact Crash Tests Explained – Video

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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...

Car Safety Improved Over Past Decade: Study

Car Safety Improved Over Past Decade: Study
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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...

Latin Americas Best Selling Cars Are Unsafe

Latin Americas Best Selling Cars Are Unsafe
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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...

Euro NCAP Releases Latest Crash Test Results

Euro NCAP Releases Latest Crash Test Results
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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...

Nissan Leaf Earns Five Stars Overall In NHTSA Tests

Nissan Leaf Earns Five Stars Overall In NHTSA Tests
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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...

Ford Building One Of The First Digital Child Models For Crash Testing

Ford Building One Of The First Digital Child Models For Crash Testing
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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...

NHTSA Implementing Upgraded 5-Star Vehicle Safety Ratings System

NHTSA Implementing Upgraded 5-Star Vehicle Safety Ratings System
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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...

Chevy Silverado Tops in New 5-Star Truck Crash Tests, Ram Lags Behind

Chevy Silverado Tops in New 5-Star Truck Crash Tests, Ram Lags Behind
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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...
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