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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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Well, that didn’t take long. Mere hours after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released the results of its latest round of crash testing, it looks like Consumer Reports (CR) is piling on the bad news. Both the Mazda5 and — perhaps more relevant to us — the Nissan Leaf scored poorly during the […]

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The Chevrolet Volt came out of the IIHS’ recent round of small overlap front crash testing with an acceptable rating, something that can’t be said for its closest rival, the Nissan Leaf. “Driver space in the Volt was maintained reasonably well, and data taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of significant injuries,” said […]

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Mazda’s redesigned 2014 Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 earned a “Top Safety Pick+” distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “A redesign is not simply a matter of changing a vehicle’s sheet metal draping but involves dramatically altering its insides, outsides and everything in between to make that vehicle not only look great but […]

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark has been named a Top Safety Pick in its first year of eligibility. The Spark is also the only vehicle in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety minicar segment to earn the rating in 2014 model year testing. The small Chevy achieved highest possible “good” scores in the IIHS’s moderate overlap […]

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Subaru’s 2014 Impreza and XV Crosstrek models, including the hybrid, earned a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for good performance in each of the Institute’s crashworthiness evaluations, including the small overlap front test. These ratings apply to both 4- and 5-door body styles of the Impreza, excluding WRX/STI, and all XV Crosstrek variations, conventionally-powered […]

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The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety named the 2014 Fiat 500L a 2013 Top Safety Pick. The four-door B-segment hatchback was one of two Chrysler Group vehicles to earn the designation during the latest round of IIHS evaluations, with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee being the second one. In the last 10 months, a total of […]

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It looks like Toyota now has another lawsuit on its hands, for the Prius this time. Yesterday, the Law Firm of McCuneWright, LLP, announced the filing of a nationwide class action entitled Lee v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. The case was filed in the United States District Court of California. The lawsuit alleges that […]

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The 2013 Ford Focus and Focus Electric earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Focus is one of six vehicles in the small car segment to achieve IIHS’s highest rating. Top Safety Pick+ is a new category in the IIHS ratings. Vehicles must earn a “good” rating for […]

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The new 2013 Honda Civic Sedan has received the highest possible overall safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This is good news for a car that is known to be one of the most popular small car among individual buyers The 2013 […]

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