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Car Crash Test is Not Enough: Auto Grades Factor in Outside Elements

How Auto Grades Factor in Outside Elements and Go Beyond a Car Crash Test In this video, Alexa and Norma talk about how insufficient a car crash test is. Auto Grades take more than that in to consideration. Alexa: So, as a driver we love to travel, take the road trips. And as we cross […]

Car Safety Rating Systems and Common Misconceptions

Common Misconceptions of 5-Star Car Safety Rating Systems In this video, Alexa and Norma discuss common misperceptions about car safety rating comparisons and what they mean.   Alexa: So, Norma, can you tell me a little bit more about what’s a common misconception towards the grading system, or “the five star safety rating”, if you […]

Finding the Safest Used Cars: Data Background Applies to Auto Grades

Find Your Safest Used Cars: How Her Data Background Applies to Auto Grades In this video, Alexa asks Norma about her professional training and how it applies to helping you find the safest used cars. Alexa: Given your extensive background in data and research, how have you applied this into your grading system … into, you […]

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 […]

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