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Smaller Cars Have Larger Fatality Risks

By Fred Meier on Thu May 25 13:44:19 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — Small four-door sedans dominate the list of vehicles with the highest traffic fatality risks, accounting for six of the 10 vehicles with the highest driver fatality rates, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway… Read More

Smaller Cars Have Larger Fatality Risks

By Fred Meier on Thu May 25 13:44:19 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Small four-door sedans dominate the list of vehicles with the highest traffic fatality risks, accounting for six of the 10 vehicles with the highest driver fatality rates, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway… Read More

2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid: Real-World Fuel Economy

By Fred Meier on Wed May 10 05:30:01 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Plug-in hybrids are growing up, at least on paper. Some newer models appear to be able to put a real dent in your gasoline habit as well as offer enough utility to be a family's first, or only, vehicle.… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Have Android Auto?

By Rick Popely on Tue May 02 12:36:45 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's multimedia system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allow operation of… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Have Apple CarPlay?

By Rick Popely on Tue May 02 10:50:35 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's multimedia system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allow operation of… Read More

2017 Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Disappoint in Crash Tests

By Brian Wong on Wed Feb 01 15:03:15 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently crash-tested two all-electric and two plug-in hybrid vehicles, and the results are mixed. While the plug-in 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt earned the agency's top rating of Top… Read More

IIHS Announces Initial 2017 Safety Winners

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Dec 08 10:54:47 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has again toughened requirements for earning its top award, Top Safety Pick Plus. Vehicles must now have acceptable or better scores in IIHS' new headlight evaluations. Like before, they also must have… Read More

Which 2016 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi?

By Rick Popely on Fri Dec 02 06:30:31 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Bluetooth technology that allows hands-free use of a cellphone in a car now is almost universal, and the ability to operate smartphone apps through a vehicle's audio system with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is rapidly heading in that… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi?

By Rick Popely on Fri Dec 02 06:30:14 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — The next frontier for in-car connectivity is Wi-Fi mobile hot spots that allow you to wirelessly connect multiple devices while the car is hurtling down the road. In these cars, SUVs and trucks, a tablet or laptop —… Read More

Regen Paddle Offers One-Pedal Driving for Chevrolet Bolt, Volt

By Fred Meier on Thu Sep 08 10:38:36 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — While we might be familiar with using steering-wheel paddles to go faster, Chevrolet is offering a paddle to let drivers of its 2016 Volt and coming Bolt EV stop faster, and even to use the paddle alone for braking in… Read More

Chevrolet Adds Teen Driver Safety System to Nine More 2017 Models

By Fred Meier on Wed Aug 24 09:48:54 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM —  Chevrolet is expanding the availability of its Teen Driver safety and monitoring system. It debuted in the redesigned-for-2016 Malibu midsize sedan and will be available in nine more models for 2017. That's good news for parents of teens. In… Read More