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    Official: Buick Verano nails Five-Star safety rating from NHTSA
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    Congrats are in order for the 2013 Buick Verano. After its first National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, the Verano can brag about its perfect Five-Star overall rating. The car received five stars in the frontal and side crash tests and four out of five for the likelihood of ...

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    Official: Euro NCAP will soon require auto-braking for five-star safety rating [w/video]
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    From the 2014 model year, any manufacturer hoping to score five stars on the Euro NCAP safety ratings will need to make sure the vehicle in question is equipped with AEB, or Autonomous Emergency Braking. Among other features provided by systems like Pre-Safe from Mercedes-Benz and Collision ...

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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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    NHTSA to update 5-star testing process
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze Crash Testing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is set to debut a new testing procedure for the 2011 model year that will make it more difficult for new cars and trucks to earn the government agency's coveted ...

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    Chrysler reportedly scraps Five Star incentive program in favor of Dealer Standards
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    Chrysler is out to improve the company's dealer experience for consumers by sending the old Five Star program out to pasture. In its place, the smallest of the Big Three has set up Dealer Standards, which awards cold hard cash for meeting a lengthy set of goals. In contrast, the Five Star program ...

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    REPORT: Toyota Tundra finally earns its fifth star... but how?
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    2010 Toyota Tundra Platinum Package - click above for high-res gallery
    When Toyota crashed the domestic automakers' pickup party with the arrival of the 2007 Tundra, the truck-buying public took notice. Bad news struck the Tundra from the start, though, as heavy rebates were needed to move the new ...

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    Ford Flex earns five stars all around for crash safety
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ford Flex.Ford has made safety one of its top priorities, and its efforts have paid off. Not only does the Blue Oval have more five-star crash rated vehicles than any other automaker, but it's added another notch to its safety belt with NHTSA giving the ...

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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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    Used Chryslers are hot? Pentastar CPOV sales are up
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    Sales of new Chrysler vehicles are down between 1 and 8 percent, depending on which brand you're looking at, but sales of the Pentastar rides referred to as Brand Spankin' Used are the best ever. Five-Star Chrysler dealers moved 10,204 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles in August, a 5 percent increase ...

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    Taurus gets a new tagline
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    It should come as no surprise that the Taurus and its siblings perform well on crash tests. The platform was developed from the Volvo P2 architecture that provides the basis for the original S80, as well as the S60 and outgoing V70. The Taurus has just earned itself five-star ratings in all of the ...

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    Toyota curious about Tundra's four-star showing in crash test
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    Toyota is a little confused as to how its new full-size Tundra pickup only achieved a score of four stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's test for frontal crash performance. Mike Levine at Pickuptruck.com, who is fast becoming Autoblog's unofficial expert on all things with ...

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    Toyota Tundra fails to score five stars in NHTSA frontal crash test
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/Toyota_Tundra_fails_to_score_five_stars_in_NHTSA_frontal_crash_test'; Toyota's not having an easy time with the Tundra so far. It's been criticized for lacking a fully-boxed frame, the internet is alight with Tundra-hate, and now along comes the National ...

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    NHTSA pursuing tougher crash standards
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    Getting a five-star crash test rating will get a whole lot tougher with a new proposal from the Bush Administration that would put into effect a requirement for side-impact testing.Grade inflation is one of the reasons behind the change, and with 87% of all vehicles earning a four- or five-star ...

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    Mazda CX-7 receives highest crash test rating from NHTSA
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    The CX-7 is Mazda's new zoom-zoom CUV with the supposed soul of a sports car thanks to its taut handling and a powerful yet fuel efficient 244-hp, 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. After crashing the CX-7 into a fixed barrier at 35 mph and ramming it on the side with another barrier going 38.5 ...

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    Rock 'em Sock 'em SUV: Jeep Commander passes crash test
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released results for its latest battery of crash tests involving the Jeep Commander. The NHTSA has awarded Jeeps largest model with a five star frontal crash rating, its highest accolade. The SUV has yet to be slammed from the side and ...

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