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Toyota scored well in the new IIHS safety tests, including its Prius and Prius v hybrid models. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave Toyota 12 awards. In fact, Toyota said the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor. In all, eight Toyota and Lexus […]

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Subaru’s seven 2015 Subaru models have earned 2015 Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including the sole hybrid in the range, the XV Crosstrek hybrid. The seven Subaru models are the Legacy, Outback, Forester, BRZ, WRX/STI, Impreza and XV Crosstrek. Subaru is the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety […]

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Volvo’s crash avoidance technology, part of its future self-driving technology, contributed to the brands’ four models sold in America to gain the highest safety recognition. Four Volvo cars made the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ grade in this year’s honors list: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60. Volvo Cars was the only […]

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Audi’s 2015 A3 and S3 sedans, offering a mix of diesel, turbocharged and gasoline engines, have earned a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. This New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rating is the highest crash test rating currently available, being added to IIHS Top […]

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The redesigned 2015 Jetta has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system. The 2015 Jetta is currently on sale in U.S. dealerships and offers three gasoline engines, a TDI Clean Diesel, and a hybrid powertrain. These Jetta models offer a […]

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Thinking about a new $13,000-and-up Smart car but wondering about that all-important safety aspect? Daimler made a point by running the diminutive redesigned city car head-on into the head-of-state worthy S-Class weighing double, and with much less doubt of its crashworthiness. The in-house test actually kind of emulated the tough small-overlap test the U.S. Insurance […]

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In November HybridCars.com interviewed safety experts about Tesla’s underside armor who suggested strengthening would be advisable following two U.S. fires, and today CEO Elon Musk said Tesla has done just that. And, the federal government dropped its investigation of battery fires, a seemingly independent decision but with murkiness as to what was said between Tesla […]

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The 2014 Soul, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) urban passenger vehicle, has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star overall safety rating. This bodes well for the electric version of the Soul currently being developed and slated for a U.S. launch in the second half of 2014. As previously reported, the Korean automaker is […]

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Citing needs to correct unbalanced media reports and overblown public perceptions, Tesla Chairman Elon Musk has announced corrective measures to the Model S and that Tesla has requested the hastening of a federal investigation into the car. Today the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it has opened a formal investigation on 2013 Model […]

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Tesla’s Model S sedan has wowed reviewers, aced crash tests, invoked great admiration from fans, but within five weeks two remarkably similar encounters with road debris in Washington and Tennessee resulted in serious fires. Whether the Oct. 2 and Nov. 6 incidents will prompt a recall is still being determined, but according to the executive […]

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