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

  • My old car's less-than-stellar Auto Professor rating was so compelling (and just a little shocking!) that it is the entire reason I purchased a new car. My 2011 Prius received a C rating, and with two little kids in the backseat, that certainly wasn't good enough. With the help of The Auto Professor as a research tool, I waded through the myriad of options, and chose a 2016 Audi Q5 (A grade!), and I'm thrilled with my choice. Whether you're buying a new car, or choosing the right used car, The Auto Professor provides critical, possibly life-saving safety data that just isn't available anywhere else. The more you know!

    Laine C. Alameda, CA
  • My twenty year old daughter was rear ended in a 08 Civic, at college in Orange about a month ago, while stopped behind a cop who had stopped for no reason. Distracted driver, driving at high speed slammed her into the cop car. She's fine thank God. Civic is totaled. Of note the Honda has a steep slopping nose and I'm so thankful that the Honda hood was not pushed under the cop SUV rear end. The article that Ms Hubele is featured in, (SanTan Sun News), arrived as I'm looking for a replacement for the Civic. We had been planning a CRV but now after your VERY exciting website tool, I feel the decision will change. Anyhow THANK YOU for your work, your diligence and your desire to help us to keep all of our loved ones safe. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    J.T. Chandler, AZ
  • Good approach. Great work. I intend to share this broadly and compare and contrast with other evaluation systems. I wish you great success with this work saving lives. You are making a difference. Thank you.

    J. W. Recipient of AZ National Safety Council Distinguished Service to Safety Award
  • 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

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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