Since the people who usually buy minivans are the ones with kids, it’s good to pay extra attention to which ones are the safest. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently conducted its passenger-side small overlap front crash test on the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna. The latter posed…
People are all about hauling other people and things around these days, hence everyone throwing their money at crossovers and SUVs. But not every vehicle protects passengers equally. Before you go out and buy a new midsize SUV, you should probably know how well—or poorly—some of them hold up in a crash.
Look, sure. You need a vehicle with more space. You like to ride higher off the ground, too, because you can see more of the road from there. An SUV is an obvious choice. But if you care about the person in your passenger seat, maybe the 2018 Ford Escape and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport aren’t the way to go.
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Watching crash tests of newer cars can be a great way to learn about which car would be the safest for you or your family. It’s also an excuse to watch YouTube videos of expensive cars plowing into barriers at 40 mph without worrying about the occupants.
Lots of 2018 model year cars are safe, but 62 have been singled out as exceptionally adept at protecting their occupants. And of those, 15 are supposed to be the very safest.
Nearly 40 years after Jayne Mansfield got her top taken off crashing into the back of a tractor trailer, the feds have required semis to have underride guards at the rear. What’s not required are underride guards on the sides. This video might convince you that this should change.
After decades as a mainstay in Mexico’s taxi fleets, Nissan announced the Tsuru—a new 1992 Sentra, basically—will cease production after a dismal zero-star crash test. Just how bad was the Tsuru, especially compared to a modern car? This bad.
Your rad Dodge Challenger Hellcat may lord it over the other modern American muscle cars in horsepower, but not when it comes to the small overlap test.
The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety just released a report detailing the effects of higher speed limits on traffic fatalities between 1993 and 2013. Their conclusion: lots of people’s lives could have been spared if speed limits hadn’t risen.
The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety says nearly half of all fatal crashes in the U.S. occur in the dark. To combat this, they’ve just introduced a new headlight safety test. And after rating 31 midsize sedans with their new methodology, the safety lab in Virginia has concluded that many modern headlights need…
Bad news for walls, telephone poles, and other solid objects — the new Volvo XC90 looks like it can crush you into oblivion.
In a move that will push America even closer to fully-automated vehicles, ten automakers will make emergency braking standard on their U.S. models, according to Reuters. Experts hope this will reduce the incidence of rear-end collisions, and a recent report indicates it can reduce injury by 35 percent.
"A person experiencing this would be lucky to ever walk normally again," said the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Dave Zuby in response to the small overlap crash test performance of the Nissan Quest minivan. It's quite gnarly.
Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and young drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision. In an effort to help parents buy safer cars, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released their list of recommended used cars for teens. It's not bad, but it…