How Safe Is YOUR Car?

Did you know that a Smart car has better adult occupant protection than a 2007 Chrysler Voyager? Why does the diminutive Smart score 3 stars to the behemoth Voyager's 1 ½? How does a Toyota Prius offer better child protection than a Jeep Grand Cherokee? The European New Car Assessment Program is an independent research body tasked with testing vehicle safety. After purchasing vehicles from dealers, they run them through some of the toughest safety tests around then tell you, the general public, how each car faired in completely unbiased, often harsh, minute detail. It's worth reading for the schadenfreude factor alone, but if a new car purchase looms, Euro NCAP is an invaluable resource. [Euro NCAP]

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