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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?

Safest Cars for Teens and Young Drivers

Picking the safest cars for teens can be difficult. You want to keep them safe and they want something fun. The Auto Professor can help! Read more…

Football and Vehicle Safety Ratings

What can football teach us about vehicle safety ratings? The Auto Professor suggests that car buyers should have higher expectations of rating systems. Just like helmet safety, they should be kept up to date.

What is the Safest Midsize SUV?

What is the safest midsize SUV? It all depends on who you are; not all drivers are protected equally in the same car. Some midsize SUVs protect you better than others; we know this based on actual crash data. We believe that real data are preferable to standardized tests with dummies. You are not a dummy.

Comparing Safety Ratings of Sports Cars

“Tell him, tell him” Shortly after launching our website, a retired woman expressed concern about the safety ratings of sports cars. She encouraged me to tell her husband what is the safety rating of his 2017 Porsche 911. His beloved 2017 Porsche 911 has a safety rating Auto Grade of D-. The wife responded, “I […]

A Health Resolution: Get Your Car Safety Rating

We love a good statistic at our car safety rating site The Auto Professor. But the numbers around keeping New Year’s resolutions are pretty dire. Resolve to Keep Your Family Safer on the Road While some 60 percent of people make resolutions, only 8 percent of us will actually achieve them. And when it comes […]

Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5: Comparing Compact SUV Safety Ratings

Compact SUVs are some of the hottest selling vehicles. Here’s what appeals to these buyers: The driver sits higher than a crossover or a sedan. The steering is pretty easy. The trunk (or the boot, if you’re from the British Isles) storage is accessible. How about the compact SUV safety ratings? Here is a head-to-head […]

What is the most important safety feature in a car? The Auto Professor Answers

What is the most important safety feature in a car? It depends on who you are.
In 2006, my car was hit from behind twice, in three weeks. I wish those drivers had forward collision warning systems. If they had, maybe my neck wouldn’t still hurt.

Both crashes were the result of young drivers not paying attention.

Tesla Safety Rating: Is the Tesla Model 3 the Superhero We Need?

Does the Tesla Safety Rating Make it a Superhero? When a superhero enters a movie screen, all our fears and anxieties suddenly disappear. We start breathing again and see the future. We know that the superhuman will rescue the well-intentioned characters from disaster and extinction. Things may seem hopeless, but we still hope for a […]

Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord Safety Rating – Which is Safer?

We are often asked to compare two popular cars – this is our first response to a frequent comparison, the 2017 Toyota Camry versus the Honda Accord. Overall, the Camry gets a better grade, but there are some age groups where the Accord performs better.                     […]

Being Cool: Coolest Cars Under 20K are Not the Safest

Kelley Blue Book recently named their 10 Coolest New Cars under $20,000. Their experts chose these vehicles to show the public that there are vehicles with “more affordable price that don’t sacrifice comfort and style.” The editors are very frank in saying that their list is compiled based on a “very subjective ‘cool factor’ “. […]

NHTSA Car Safety Questioned as Millions Hit the Road for Memorial Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Researcher says NHTSA star rating system gives public false sense of security PHOENIX – Millions of Americans will kick off summer road trips this weekend. But an auto safety expert from The Auto Professor says many top-rated cars are not as safe as people think they are. That’s because the 5-star system […]

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