Safety

2017 Kia Sedona Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

By Jennifer Geiger on September 29, 2016


CARS.COM — In mid-September, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that Chrysler's new Pacifica minivan earned the agency's top safety rating — the first minivan to do so. Today, the 2017 Kia Sedona joins the list. The Sedona earned… Read More

2017 Kia Sedona Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

By Jennifer Geiger on September 29, 2016

CARS.COM — In mid-September, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that Chrysler's new Pacifica minivan earned the agency's top safety rating — the first minivan to do so. Today, the 2017 Kia Sedona joins the list. The Sedona earned… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016-2017 Volvo XC90, S90

By Patrick Masterson on September 29, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 44,000 model-year 2016-17 Volvo XC90 SUVs and S90 sedans manufactured between April 15, 2015, and Sept. 19, 2016 The Problem: The drain hose for the air conditioning may leak into the occupant compartment due to a… Read More

2017 GMC Acadia (Two Rows): Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on September 29, 2016

CARS.COM — With its 2017 redesign, the GMC Acadia is now a midsize SUV that can be had with either two or three rows of seats. The three-row Acadia earned straight A's in our Car Seat Check but how does… Read More

Takata in Talks With Feds Over Penalty, Another Death Confirmed

By Fred Meier on September 28, 2016

CARS.COM — Takata reportedly is in talks with the Justice Department to settle potential federal criminal charges over its defective airbag inflators, even as another fatal crash has been confirmed. Related: Feds Push Takata to Recall 35 to 40 Million… Read More

2016, 2017 Buick Envision Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award

By Matt Schmitz on September 27, 2016

CARS.COM — The Buick Envision's designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as a Top Safety Pick Plus is a two-tiered milestone for the all-new two-row SUV. The Envision, which debuted for the 2016 model year, is also the… Read More

Recall Alert: 2017 Audi Q7

By Patrick Masterson on September 27, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 19,000 model-year 2017 Audi Q7 SUVs manufactured between Aug. 30, 2015, and July 10, 2016 The Problem: The third-row seatback may not remain in its adjusted position and may move forward under load, as in a… Read More

Takata: 1 in Every 371 Inflators Ruptured in Testing

By Kelsey Mays on September 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Hundreds of Takata airbag inflators extracted from cars have ruptured in testing, according to a July report from Takata posted Sep. 23 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Takata said that as of May 2016, it had… Read More

Older Drivers Make Up Fastest-Growing Segment of Motorists

By Jennifer Geiger on September 23, 2016

CARS.COM — What's the fastest growing group of drivers in the U.S.? If you think it's millennials, think again. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, drivers over the age of 85 are hitting the streets in… Read More

2017 Cadillac XT5 Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Plus Honor

By Matt Schmitz on September 22, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2017 Cadillac XT5 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top crashworthiness designation, Top Safety Pick Plus. The luxury SUV replaces the SRX in Cadillac's lineup. Related: 2017 Cadillac XT5 Review The XT5 earned good scores… Read More

Video: Why It's Important to Pay Attention to Recalls

By Kelsey Mays on September 22, 2016

CARS.COM — You hear about recalls for cars and wonder, am I at risk? We'll tell you why you need to pay attention, and why you'll need to keep paying attention, to keep you and your family safe. Related: More… Read More