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Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners
- New standards for headlights and front-end crashes are making it harder for new cars and trucks to receive an insurance-industry-backed group’s highest safety rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave just 15 vehicles its highest rating of Top Safety Pick+ for 2018, compared...
Headlights and Small-Overlap Front Crash Tests Shorten List of 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners »
BMW Issues Stop-Sale Order and Recall of All i3 EVs in U.S. BMW Issues Stop-Sale Order and Recall of All i3 EVs in U.S.
- BMW has issued a stop-sale order and recall of all of its i3 electric vehicles in the United States as it resolves what it said is “a compliance issue” with federal regulators. The move affects 30,542 cars across the 2014 through 2018 model years. It comes after the BMW i3 failed a National...
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In-Depth Review: Like a McDonald’s Value Meal, the Nissan Rogue Is Popular But Not Very Good In-Depth Review: Like a McDonald’s Value Meal, the Nissan Rogue Is Popular But Not Very Good
- Like the Big Mac, the Rogue is a popular seller that’s far from the best choice you can make. Its powertrain behaves coarsely, acceleration is arduous, and it’s pricier than its top competitors. The Rogue’s serious lack of driving dynamics and lackluster performance are offset in part by a...
In-Depth Review: Like a McDonald’s Value Meal, the Nissan Rogue Is Popular But Not Very Good »
2018 Ford F-150 and Mustang Will Be Able to See and Brake for Pedestrians in the Dark 2018 Ford F-150 and Mustang Will Be Able to See and Brake for Pedestrians in the Dark
- Ford has announced it is introducing new technology that can detect pedestrians at night and then automatically brake if a driver doesn’t heed initial audible and visual warnings. The system will be introduced in the next-generation Ford Fiesta in Europe later this year. It will make its North...
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Tesla Model S Misses Top Score in IIHS Small-Overlap Front Crash Test Tesla Model S Misses Top Score in IIHS Small-Overlap Front Crash Test
- Engineers working on electric vehicles tend to talk about the freedoms afforded by getting rid of that big, hulking piece of metal—the conventional internal-combustion engine—in front of the passenger compartment. It allows not just smarter packaging but extra space for crash-energy absorption,...
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Are You Less Safe in a Hybrid Car? Are You Less Safe in a Hybrid Car?
I’ve heard from more car shoppers than I count over the years asking for advice on purchasing a new car. Yesterday a question was asked that no one had previously brought up to me. The shopper is in the market for a new 2017 hybrid or plug-in hybrid SUV. She drives a lot, lives in an area known...
Are You Less Safe in a Hybrid Car? »
IIHS: Pickup-Truck Headlights Are Terrible (Except One Model’s) IIHS: Pickup-Truck Headlights Are Terrible (Except One Model’s)
- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been throwing a lot of shade lately at new cars’ headlight performance, and with good reason. Not only is the group incorporating headlight ratings into its 2017 overall crash ratings, it also won’t give a car the outfit’s coveted Top Safety Pick...
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Special Edition 2017 Honda Accord Arriving Soon Special Edition 2017 Honda Accord Arriving Soon
Originally appeared on Automoblog.net The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe arrive Monday (6-27-16), complete with a new Sport Special Edition. Honda dealerships nationwide are preparing for automaker’s flagship car to enter their showrooms. The new Accord features a multitude of trim packages,...
Special Edition 2017 Honda Accord Arriving Soon »
Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 on Opposite Ends of Crash Test Ratings Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 on Opposite Ends of Crash Test Ratings
Ram 1500 (left) and Ford F-150 after IIHS small overlap front crash test (Photo courtesy IIHS) The bigger the truck, the safer the truck. Right? We assume that the big pickups on the road are some of the safest automobiles available, considering a crash between one and a midsize sedan would end quite...
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Seven Pickup Trucks Enter, Only One Emerges with an IIHS Top Safety Pick Seven Pickup Trucks Enter, Only One Emerges with an IIHS Top Safety Pick
- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is challenging the reputation of full-size pickup trucks as indestructible beasts with its latest round of crash test results. After putting extended-cab and crew-cab versions of the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra...
Seven Pickup Trucks Enter, Only One Emerges with an IIHS Top Safety Pick »

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