2021 Honda Odyssey outside of the park
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Have No Fear! The 2021 Honda Odyssey Is Safer Than Ever

The Honda Odyssey was updated for the 2021 model year, which included updated interior and exterior and, more importantly, updated safety tech. While the Odyssey has always been known for its renowned reputation for both reliability and safety, Honda kicked it up a notch for the new model year and it paid off in spades …

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 …

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The 2021 Kia Seltos Is Safe, But Not Safe Enough

The Kia Seltos is a compact crossover that’s packed full of handy features and safety tech. However, it unfortunately didn’t live up to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s safety standards as it narrowly missed the mark for being a “Top Safety Pick,” which is an esteemed rating in the automotive world. But that doesn’t …

A brand new white Toyota Sienna on display
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Top Safety Pick Minivan of 2010

Minivans like the Toyota Sienna and the Chrysler Pacifica are great family cars. They are some of the leading choices when it comes to finding a trustworthy family carrier. They boast a reputation for safety and practicality. But prices can get so expensive, and a used 2010 or 2011 minivan becomes a more appealing option …

2020 Ford Fusion safety feature graphic
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Ford Is the Worst at Telling Parents About Teen Safety Features in New Study

With more vehicles offering extensive safety features, it’s more important than ever that drivers understand how they work. Particularly teen drivers, who rely upon their parents to choose a safe car. However, while these advanced driver-assistance features can reduce parental worries, they can also cause headaches. Especially if, as a recent IIHS study says about …

IIHS developing new crash test
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Trucks and SUVs Force Change in IIHS Safety Tests

You know in Chernobyl when the radiation dosimeters go off-the-scale because they can’t accurately measure what’s flying around the room? That’s kind of what’s happening with trucks and SUVs when it comes to crash tests right now. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has come forward and admitted it needs a new safety test. The …

2019 Toyota RAV4 Top IIHS Safety Pick
Trucks & SUVs

IIHS Study Suggests Trucks Are a Danger on the Road

Safety isn’t just a selling point: it’s a necessity. With pedestrian deaths on the rise, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has begun adding additional requirements into its safety ratings. Recently, the IIHS also released a study into the compatibility between cars and SUVs and trucks. While SUV safety rating improvements have yielded good results, …