A red 2014 Toyota 4Runner SUV getting crash tested for safety
Trucks & SUVs

Do SUVs’ Designs Let Them Be More Dangerous?

Airbags aren’t the only things bolstering car safety nowadays. Backup cameras have been mandatory for several years now. And advanced driver-assistance features like blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise controls are rapidly becoming common-place. However, as safe as modern passenger cars are, IIHS studies suggest trucks and SUVs continue to demonstrate some worrying safety issues. And …

2020 Land Rover Discovery is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Popular Brands That Don’t Publish Important Crash Test Ratings

It might surprise you to hear that car manufacturers aren’t required to publish their crash test ratings. This could explain why you don’t see collision test ratings for expensive exotic cars, but it doesn’t explain why manufacturers would want to keep the information private. Crash-test ratings usually help buyer’s perception of the safety individual vehicles, …

The BMW i8 in the Joe Macari Performance Cars Showroom. The BMW i8 was designed by Benoit Jacob and the production model was unveiled at the 2013 International Motor Show in Germany. It features butterfly doors, head-up display, rear-view cameras and partially false engine noise
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is a Head-Up Display an Essential Car Feature?

Automobile safety and convenience are among the areas that apply technological innovations. Some manufacturers include features like backup cameras as standard features while some keep costs down in base models and provide advanced technologies as added features. Because technology continues to advance in the automotive industry, a wide range of futuristic trends are the norm, …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Would You Crash a Bugatti Veyron?

You’ve probably checked the crash-test ratings of plenty of cars you’ve been interested in purchasing without giving much thought to how the process works. Crash testing cars is usually done with crash-test dummies and the car in question to see how the vehicle and passengers will be impacted in standard crash scenarios and at different …