Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earns IIHS award

17 Jul
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse CrossThe IIHS has given consumers reason to consider the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover: its safety. The Eclipse Cross walked away from the insurance industry-funded safety group's barrage of tests with a Top Safety Pick award, though that's shy of the Top Safety Pick+ honor. To earn a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must score a "Good" rating in...

2019 Lexus UX crossover earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS

17 May
2019 Lexus UXThe 2019 Lexus UX is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, but only with certain headlights equipped. The insurance-funded safety body said this month that the UX aced its slew of crash tests, including the trickier passenger-side small overlap front test. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn "Good" ratings in all crash tests save for the...

2019 VW Jetta earns five-star crash-test rating

5 Apr
2019 Volkswagen JettaThe 2019 Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan earned a five-star crash-test rating from the federal government, the automaker said Thursday. Though it didn't ace the NHTSA's barrage of crash tests, the 2019 Jetta earned four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The compact sedan also scored four stars in the...

2019 Jeep Cherokee improves in latest crash tests

23 Jan
2015 and 2019 Jeep Cherokee crash test, via IIHSThe 2019 Jeep Cherokee aced the IIHS' slew of crash tests and showed major improvement over its 2015 predecessor. The latest version of the crossover SUV shares most of its bones with last year's model, illustrating how minor updates to a vehicle's structure can improve performance in crash tests. The IIHS last week published results for the...

2019 VW Jetta aces IIHS crash tests but headlights remain sore spot

23 Jan
2019 Volkswagen Jetta crash test, via IIHSThe 2019 Volkswagen Jetta walked away with impressive ratings from the IIHS' latest round of crash tests, but like dim headlights held the sedan back. The only time the 2019 Jetta deviated from the IIHS' "Good" rating was when it came down to headlight performance. The sedan earned a "Marginal" rating for the LED projector headlights fitted to the...

IIHS: 2019 Ram 1500 aces crash tests but has subpar headlights

19 Jan
2019 Ram 1500 crash test, via IIHSThe 2019 Ram 1500 aced the IIHS' slew of crash tests but missed out on its top award due to headlights that don't provide good coverage at night. The IIHS found that the new Ram scored "Good" ratings in each of the instrumented six tests it administers including small-overlap front, moderate-overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints...

2019 Lincoln Continental earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

15 Jan
2019 Lincoln ContinentalThe IIHS last week bestowed Lincoln's flagship Continental sedan with a Top Safety Pick+ award, its highest accolade. The 2019 Continental earned "Good" ratings in all crash categories and its standard suite of active safety features earned a "Superior" rating, two qualifications for the Top Safety Pick+ award. Vehicles must also sport "Good"...

2018 Jeep Wrangler fails European crash test

7 Dec
2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Euro NCAP crash testEuropean crash testers gave the 2018 Jeep Wrangler a scathing one-star rating. Europe's New Car Assessment Program said the off-roader earned the poor rating due in part to its lack of modern active safety equipment. The latest Wrangler is one of few new cars not available with automatic emergency braking, a feature that can prevent wrecks...

2019 Ram 1500 performs well in crash tests but misses IIHS Top Safety Pick

9 Nov
2019 Ram 1500 IIHS crash testThe 2019 Ram 1500 performed well in the IIHS' crash tests, but it missed out on a Top Safety Pick award due to its headlights. The independent safety body said the new Ram 1500 is much improved over the previous model when it comes to crash integrity on Thursday. The pickup earned "Good" ratings in all six crash tests. Ram's previous Ram model...

2018 Kia Rio adds safety tech, earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

8 Oct
2018 Kia RioThe 2018 Kia Rio is an award-winning car for safety according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash testers gave the Rio its Top Safety Pick+ award last week, although those top marks apply only to certain 2018 Rio trim levels. Both the Rio sedan and hatchback models received “Good” ratings all around minus the...