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Aluminum-Body 2015 Ford F-150 Gets 5-Star NHTSA Rating For Crash Safety

Aluminum-Body 2015 Ford F-150 Gets 5-Star NHTSA Rating For Crash Safety

Cutting weight can be one of the most effective tactics to increase fuel economy, but it doesn't necessarily come cheap. The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup, with its aluminum body and bed mounted on a conventional steel frame, represents a huge gamble by Ford on its highest-volume vehicle line. The company... read more

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2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit: Early Models To Get Better Bumpers For Crash Safety Boost

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact just recently went on sale, but it's already received a significant update. Honda has strengthened the bumper-beam welds, and now it will... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt - IIHS small front overlap crash test

IIHS Tests Small Cars On Small Overlap: Volt Does OK, Leaf 'Struggles'

One of the toughest crash tests a car can face is the new small-frontal-overlap, introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012. By crashing a vehicle so... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test.

Very Small Cars Fail New IIHS Small-Overlap Frontal Crash Test

People like to joke that old American cars must be very safe because of the sheer amount of metal surrounding the driver, but that's oversimplification. At least, in most... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

2014 Toyota Prius Safety Rating Lowered To Four Stars From Five

Sometimes it's hard to keep up with evolving government regulations. The 2014 Toyota Prius hybrid has just been downgraded from five stars to four under the Federal New Car... read more January 12, 2014 by 


 
George Blankenship  -  Tesla Motors

Bad Day For Tesla: Sales VP Blankenship Out, NHTSA Threat

There must be days where Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk feels his multiple burdens more acutely than others. Today may be one, because yesterday was not a good day for Tesla... read more November 22, 2013 by 


 
Subaru Outback in IIHS frontal crash prevention system test.

IIHS Unveils First Frontal-Crash Protection Ratings; 13 Of 74 High-Rated

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is now rating frontal-crash prevention systems. The IIHS says it decided to test these systems, which automatically... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

2013 Tesla Model S Crash Tests: What Cars To Compare It To?

Earlier this week, trumpets were blown for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], whose Model S luxury electric sedan attained the highest-ever rating in the National Highway Traffic... read more August 24, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

NHTSA Rebukes Tesla Over Non-Existent "5.4-Star" Safety Rating

Small and startup companies often resort to attention-getting publicity to further their causes. Occasionally they get their wrist slapped for overreaching. And that's what... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)

Tesla Models S Gets Highest Safety-Test Score Ever Awarded By NHTSA

The Tesla Model S is no stranger to awards and high scores, but its latest accolade could be its most important yet. Its five-star National Highway Traffic Safety... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive NHTSA crash test (Image via crashnet1.com)

2013 Smart Electric Drive: 4 Stars Overall For Crash Safety From NHTSA

The 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is the latest electric vehicle to have undergone the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's crash test procedures. Following... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
2013 Kia Soul  -  rated POOR in IIHS small overlap frontal impact test

Which 2013 Small Cars Are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

It's not hard to see why small cars have increased in popularity over the last decade or so. Always popular among some buyers for their gas-saving abilities, today's small... read more August 8, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Gets Five Stars For Crash Safety From NHTSA

The Tesla Model S electric sedan has become the latest car to be awarded a full five star crash test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While it's... read more August 8, 2013 by  33


 
2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Gets Top Safety Ratings From NHTSA, IIHS

The belief that electric cars must somehow perform badly in crashes is slowly being eroded, with many well-known examples scoring well in crash tests around the world. The... read more May 21, 2013 by  0


 
2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester Aces New IIHS Crash Test; Other Crossovers, Not So Much

Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new crash test -- and a new rating to accompany it. A total of 13 compact SUVs recently took that test, and... read more May 16, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Fusion, Altima Get IIHS Top Safety Pick 'Plus'; Prius V, Camry Fall Short

Ford and Nissan are celebrating the results of the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing--but rival Toyota won't be quite so joyful. The 2013... read more December 20, 2012 by  15


 

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