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    Official: BMW i3 misses top Euro safety rating [w/videos]
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    The Euro NCAP just tested a recent batch of new cars including the 2014 BMW i3, and the EV Bimmer scored less-than-perfect results. Though not horrible, BMW's all-electric/range-extended i3 was given a four-star (out of five possible) crash rating due to concerns with front-occupant whiplash and ...

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    Official: Chrysler defies NHTSA, says it won't recall 2.7M Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty models
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    Facing a possible recall totaling around 2.7 million of its most popular SUVs, Chrysler remains insistent that the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty are safe vehicles. This comes on the heels of a recall request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander Sport named 2013 IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has added a pair of Mitsubishi models to its ever-growing list of 2013 Top Safety Picks, giving the prestigious safety award to the 2013 Outlander Sport and Lancer (sedan and Sportback). Both models make a return visit to the list, but with 117 cars now ...

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    Official: Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 earn four-star NHTSA crash rating
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    The 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Mazda CX-5 are both impressive new crossovers that bring plenty to the table for buyers. Top safety marks, however, seem to have been left off of the menu. These popular new crossovers are just the first of among 54 new cars to be tested by the National Highway ...

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    Official: European NCAP crowns Volvo V40 safest new car ever tested
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    One of the safest cars ever built will not be sold in the United States. The Euro NCAP, similar to our National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, put the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 through a battery of crash tests and found that it is one of the safest cars it has tested. The Euro NCAP's ...

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    Report: NHTSA may add extra credit to 5-star crash rating system
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    Do the star-based safety ratings of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration work? We'd point out that automakers work hard to ensure the best ratings possible, and recent data shows that our roads are now safer. NHTSA has made the five-star rating more difficult to obtain, and now ...

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    Official: 2012 Saab 9-4X earns IIHS Top Safety Pick
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    The Cadillac SRX and the Saab 9-4X may look quite a bit different, but the two vehicles are based upon the same hardware and are built in the same plant in Mexico. Since the SRX has already been given a "Top Pick" designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, does that mean that ...

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    IIHS finds sub-compacts fare poorly against mid-size sedans
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    IIHS crash tests – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the biggest concerns people have with buying smal cars is crash safety. More specifically, there are concerns about what happens when a small car meets a larger one in an accident. Regardless of size, all cars are required to ...

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    Ford says new study shows SYNC leads to fewer distracted drivers
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    Ford has been winning sales with SYNC, but the infotainment interface may also save lives. We already knew that SYNC, when sync'd up with a Bluetooth-enabled phone, can call 911 for you in the event of an accident. Now, a report from the Blue Oval contends that SYNC can help prevent a collision ...

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    Same old shtick: IIHS wants to delay licenses for teens
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    It seems every year or two the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety publishes a study showing why 16-year-olds shouldn't be trusted with a driver's license. Yet every year, only New Jersey withholds the privilege of four-wheeled freedom until the age of 17. In this year's report, the IIHS ...

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    Flipside: Is crash safety endangering accident victims?
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    Crash safety ratings are a big selling point – who's going to buy a car with just two stars? In pursuit of salable collision performance, automakers have turned to stronger metals and better construction, and consumers can reap the benefit by choosing from a panoply of highly rated vehicles. ...

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    VW's Jetta jolting ad campaign a crashing success?
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    Those new Volkswagen television ads showing Jettas in realistic (and violent) crash scenarios appear to be working. VW reports that since the ads launched three weeks ago, requests for brochures at call centers and on the web are way up, and internet requests for price quotes have ...

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