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SUVs Are 28 Percent More Likely To Kill Other Drivers In A Crash, Which Is Somehow A Massive Improvement

If you’re driving a car that’s hit by another vehicle, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says you’re 28 percent more likely to die if that vehicle is an SUV. That’s not exactly great news, but considering SUVs used to be 132 percent more deadly than cars, it’s a welcome improvement.Read more… […]

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The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Has Awful Headlights: IIHS

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is Volkswagen’s new, albeit long delayed, flagship sedan. It’s more expensive than the rest of the VW sedan lineup, and it has that long, elegant body styling that says, “I’m here to make you feel important, not budget-friendly.” But no matter how much you spend on the Arteon, one thing…Read more… […]

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Drivers Continue To Be Spooked By Automatic Lane Centering: Study

Driver-assist technology like automatic emergency braking, lane centering, and adaptive cruise control are becoming more and more widespread and even sought out by buyers. But we still have very little idea how much safer they actually make the roads or even to what degree drivers use or like those features. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Audi E-Tron Beats Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model S in IIHS Safety Tests

It’s still pretty rare to see a full-battery vehicle rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, because there still aren’t that many of them. Even rarer is what the 2019 Audi E-Tron achieved: the Top Safety Pick+ award, making it the first battery-electric car to get that distinction.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Ford Ranger’s Crash Protection Is Fine but Its Headlights Aren’t: IIHS

The Ford Ranger returned to America for the 2019 model year, a move that got high ratings from anyone and everyone who appreciated the Ranger back when it was Ford’s bare-bones truck offering stateside. It now has high safety ratings as well, aside from those pesky headlights.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Headlight Ratings Continue to Show How Automakers Price People Out of Basic Safety

The looks of a car model vary, sometimes slightly and sometimes significantly, between trims. A lot of that variance comes in terms of interior features, screens, and trims. But a major difference, in terms of the safety of the prospective car buyer and everyone else, is something most buyers wouldn’t notice at the…Read more… Continue […]

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The IIHS Crash Test Ramming Car Has Pretty Sweet Rims

I was just thinking about how nice a set of basketweave-style wheels would look on my 1984 Nissan 300ZX when I found myself watching the 2019 Mazda3 crash test, and realized: “Hey, the deathcart-thing that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety uses as a battering ram has them!”Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The BMW X1’s Automatic Emergency Braking System is Terrible: IIHS

Pedestrian crashes are one of the more urgent transportation problems, since if you’re a pedestrian and you’re hit by a 3,500-pound vehicle it’s not going to go well for you. Increasingly, cars have adopted automatic emergency braking systems to prevent them, but according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Odds Are, Your Headlights Still Suck

A couple of years ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety evaluated headlights on 2016 model-year cars and found that most of them, well, sucked. But here we are, more two years later, almost on the dawn of a new decade, and—headlights still pretty much suck.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Just How Well (Or Poorly) Current Midsize SUVs Will Protect Front Passengers In A Crash 

People are all about hauling other people and things around these days, hence everyone throwing their money at crossovers and SUVs. But not every vehicle protects passengers equally. Before you go out and buy a new midsize SUV, you should probably know how well—or poorly—some of them hold up in a crash.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Ford Escape And Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Did Terribly In A New Crash Test

Look, sure. You need a vehicle with more space. You like to ride higher off the ground, too, because you can see more of the road from there. An SUV is an obvious choice. But if you care about the person in your passenger seat, maybe the 2018 Ford Escape and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport aren’t […]

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The Next Big Thing In Car Safety Is Automatic Braking In Reverse

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Toughest Car Crash Test Just Got Even Tougher

Yesterday the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety showed the first results of its new passenger-side small-overlap crash test, which it conducted on 13 mid-size sedans. Here’s a look at the results of the new test that IIHS hopes will ensure equal protection for drivers and passengers alike.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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