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

  • The Auto Professor's rating system is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to protect their family on the road. Living in the Washington DC metro area, there is no shortage of aggressive and dangerous drivers on the city streets and highways. Knowing that I have an A-rated vehicle gives me confidence and peace of mind, especially with my infant daughter in the backseat.

    Dan Washington D.C.
  • Recently my husband and I were in the need to purchase a new vehicle. We needed something to suit his daily commute and hobbies but most importantly, something SAFE! After we narrowed it down to a few options we used The Auto Professor to help us make our final decision. He has a fairly lengthy commute and its's nice have a little peace of mind knowing that he's truly in the safest vehicle we could find for our needs.

    Linda B. Gilbert, AZ
  • I appreciate the accurate statistics behind the information and the easy access to information provided by the Auto Professor's Auto Grades for determining the safety of a car. And her rating was proven true when my VW Golf was totaled and I walked away. Many smaller cars wouldn't have allowed me to survive that bad a crash. It makes sense to trust real stats over crash-test dummy infor when determining which car to buy. And I bought another Golf because it measures up well on the Auto Professor's Grading system.

    Maria M. Mesa, AZ
  • My husband and I are both over 50 and had just discussed getting a car (larger sedan and suv were what we were thinking) when I heard about you and your work so I headed over to your website and was impressed with what I learned.

    R. L. Metro Phoenix

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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