New safety rating system based on real crash data

4 Simple Steps

Auto Grades are car safety rankings based on expert analysis of real crash data. Check The Auto Professor Auto Grade for the car you have or the car you’re considering buying. Make the Auto Grade part of your decision making process.

  • Select a Vehicle Make, Model & Model Year

  • Get The
    Auto Grade

  • Get Your Personalized Auto Grade

  • Compare Multiple Vehicles

Testimonials

  • You can have an inkling that something might not be the safest, but that’s different than knowing it. I loved my old Civic, and yeah, it was feeling a little shaky as it aged but it was still running great. Then I looked up the Auto Grade, and realized that it only had a C-…both overall and for a woman my age. That brought it home and made me see that it really was time to graduate from my old college car!

    Jenny B. Seattle, WA
  • It always struck me as odd that something as small as a Mini Cooper could get 4 or 5 stars, but it never occurred to me to check the fine print. I think it’s great that you don’t need fine print to use Auto Grades – what you see is what you get. Plus, now that The Auto Professor has taught me how to interpret the star ratings, I feel confident that I can use all the safety information at hand to choose my next car.

    Brian R. Scottsdale, AZ
  • The Auto Professor website provided me with invaluable information about the best car match for me, personally. By browsing through the Auto Grades and Car Safety Guide, I learned about things that I didn’t even know I should be concerned about.

    Cynthia M. Marblehead, MA
  • Safety is one of my top concerns when shopping for a car. When I learned about how Auto Grades provide safety ratings using actual real life crashes, I felt more certain about the car’s safety and its ability to protect my family. I was able to compare the Auto Grade of my existing car to cars I was looking to purchase, and it was clear that it was time to trade-in my existing car for a safer one.

    Donna D. Chandler, AZ

What The Auto Grades® Mean

Grade A
Top-tier driver protection based on real crash history
(A or A-)
Grade B
Better-than-average driver protection based on real crash history
(B+, B, B-)
Grade C
At or below-average driver protection based on real crash history
(C+, C, C-)
Grade D
Subpar driver protection based on real crash history
(D+, D, D-)
Grade F
Bottom-tier driver protection based on real crash history
(F)

The Data Scientists

The Auto Professor team is led by our highly qualified data scientists, who have over 50 years of experience working with automotive safety and other life-or-death statistics. Our rankings, in the form of Auto Grades, come from their analyses of crash data gathered on our roads, in our cities, and from cars we are driving now.

Norma Hubele The Auto Professor

Dr. Norma Hubele

Founder & CEO

A statistician and educator for more than thirty years, Norma has spent her life serving the public as a professor, consumer advocate, and automotive safety expert …

Dr. Kathryn Kennedy

Dr. Kathryn Kennedy

Chief Technical Officer

A statistician, engineer, and data scientist, Kathryn has spent her career turning data into information and knowledge in high-stakes contexts …

The Process

  • Collect Real Crash Data

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  • Translate Data

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  • Analyse Crash Data

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  • Grades Produced

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What Drives Us

We believe that consumers deserve to know more about the cars they drive.
We freely share with car buyers our knowledge – real, unbiased information – to help make their decisions.

Together, we want to create a world where everyone walks away from a crash.

Car Safety Guide

Working together to create a world where everyone walks away from a crash.

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