Eleven small cars fare poorly on new, tough crash tests from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The NHTSA says automakers who claim ratings higher than 5 stars are misleading the public.
Honda Civic did best in new small overlap front crash test.
Only one vehicle gets a “good” rating, out of 13 tested.
As of Tuesday, it’s going to be a lot tougher for new cars to get that coveted “five star” safety rating from the government.
Some new tests show that car booster seats are not yet consistent in the protection they provide for young children. But, there are some signs of improvement. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing 72 […]
The government says it plans to test 55 vehicles from the 2011 model year under a new safety ratings system that includes tougher requirements.