crash tests

Mazda Crash Test (IIHS Photo)

GM Utilities Top Tough New Crash Test–Most Others Fail

Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain top field of nine mid-size SUV’s

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2014

Chevy Sonic Crash Test (IIHS Photo)

How Safe Are The Smallest Small Cars?

Eleven small cars fare poorly on new, tough crash tests from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2014

A car loaded with mannequins is positioned along tracks on March 18, 2013 at a crash testing centre on March 18, 2013 in Caligny, northwestern France. (credit: Jean Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Tighten Crash Test Advertising Rules

The NHTSA says automakers who claim ratings higher than 5 stars are misleading the public.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013

(IIHS Photo)

Small Cars Show Mixed Results In New Crash Tests

Honda Civic did best in new small overlap front crash test.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2013

(IIHS photo)

Small SUV’s Fare Poorly In New Crash Test

Only one vehicle gets a “good” rating, out of 13 tested.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2013

5-Star Safety Rating System Getting Tougher

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.


Booster Seats Don’t Always Protect Your Children

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 […]


Gov’t To Crash Test 55 Vehicles Under New System

The government says it plans to test 55 vehicles from the 2011 model year under a new safety ratings system that includes tougher requirements.