Car Safety Blog

Highest Safety Ranked Midsize Sedans for Women

What is the safest midsize sedan for women? Is there really a difference in vehicle safety for women and men? Yes, because biologically, women and men are different. We discuss these differences in our blog Why Women Need More Protection in Cars. In a nutshell, car safety has been designed with the young male body […]

Highest Safety Ranked Midsize SUV’s for Women

What is the safest midsize SUV for women? Is there really a difference in vehicle safety for women and men? Yes, because biologically, women and men are different. We discuss these differences in our blog Why Women Need More Protection in Cars. In a nutshell, car safety has been designed with the young male body […]

Highest Safety Ranked Full Size SUV’s for Women

What is the safest full size SUV for women? Is there really a difference in vehicle safety for women and men? Yes, because biologically, women and men are different. We discuss these differences in our blog Why Women Need More Protection in Cars. In a nutshell, car safety has been designed with the young male […]

Safest Compact SUVs for Women

Are some compact SUVs safer than others for women? Yes, we believe so. But before we give you our list, let’s first talk about that we mean when we say “compact SUV.” Compact SUVs have been on the market since the early eighties. They are sporty and convenient. They have nice passenger and cargo space. […]

Don’t Drive Your Daughter’s Car

There are a lot of factors that contribute to being protected in a car crash. The gender and age of the driver are two very important ones. That’s what makes Auto Grades a powerful tool. It is the only car safety rating system that provides rankings by gender and age. As Baby Boomers reach retirement […]

Why Women Need More Protection in Cars

Is there really a difference in vehicle safety for women and men? Yes, and here is why. Crash Testing Focuses on the Male Body For decades, when it comes to safety, cars have been designed with the male body in mind. At the federal safety testing program, the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) uses a […]

Who’s to Blame When Self-Driving Cars Kill?

The first U.S. felony case involving a driver using a partially automated driving system began recently in California. Limousine driver Kevin George Aziz Riad had his 2016 Tesla Model S on Autopilot when it ran a red light, crashed into a Honda Civic, and killed two people in 2019. Edward Walters, an adjunct professor at […]

Comparing Volvo vs Subaru Safety Rating

How do you compare Volvo to Subaru Safety Rating? Volvo cars are historically considered “the safest cars.” But that was when it was a Swedish company. Now that it is held by a Chinese group, are Volvos still the safest cars?

Public Raises Weighty Issue in Car Safety Rating Update

You know how scary driving in urban traffic can be. You also sense that you’re safer in a bigger, heavier vehicle equipped with modern safety devices. But should there be limits on how big an automobile can be? Numerous Americans concerned about the growing size gap they see on our roads recently urged the U.S. […]

2022 Auto Grades Updated

We are excited to announce Auto Grades for the model year 2022! Rating nearly 5,200 vehicles, more than any other car safety rating system.

Will Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Improve Teen Safety?

Will Advanced Driver Assistance Systems keep teens safe? In a recent research study, parents and teens agree on some points and not on others.

Tiger Woods Teaches Us That SUV Safety Ratings Aren’t Enough

On the afternoon of Tiger Woods’ recent rollover crash, I received a text from a dear friend, Sally. She was upset by a USA Today article that raised the question, “Was Tiger Woods’ SUV safe?”

Traditional SUV safety ratings are based on laboratory crash tests, but here was an example of what happens in real life. Didn’t it prove that this SUV was safe?

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