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Safest Used Sedans
You don't always have to buy a brand new car to get some of the newest safety technology, here are a list of safest used sedans you should consider.
The Safest Midsize Sedans You Can Buy
Whether you're looking for the best possible deal, or something more luxurious, there's a sedan that will meet your needs as a safety-conscious used car buyer.
3 Safest Used Pickups Trucks You Can Buy
Trucks are often perceived as the safest vehicles—built to be tough. But crash testing has shown that even mid-size pickups, are sometimes less safe than ordinary cars.
The Safest Used Midsize SUVs & Crossovers You Can Buy
We've went through the winners of the Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards for 2010 - 2015 model years, looking for the safest of the safe midsize SUVs on the market.
What To Drive In The City: The Safest Mini-Cars You Can Buy
If you're going to make the move to a minicar in the name of urban practicality, you want to make sure you're buying a safe one, right?
How Your Car Is Tested for Safety Ratings
The tests that determine those safety ratings you see on both new and used cars, and how they are conducted to keep us safer on the road.
The Safest Small SUVs & Crossovers to Buy
To determine which are the safest used small crossovers you can buy, we delved through all of the IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards between 2010 and 2014.
A History of Vehicle Safety in the US
Before we reach self-driving cars, there are still many safety features that have yet to be made standard. Here's a timeline of vehicle safety standards and how it evolved over the years.
The Safest Used Hybrids to Buy
We used IIHS's Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ from 2009-2014. This time range includes most of the used hybrids in good enough condition to be something you'd want to spend your cash on.
The Safest Used Minivans You Can Buy
We've broken down the winners of the IIHS Top Safety Pick award to bring you a list of all of the safest Minivans for you and your family.
Top Rated Used Cars for Safety Features
It you're buying from the newer end of the used car spectrum (2014 and up), there are a lot of cars with features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, collision avoidance and more.
Understanding Car Safety Ratings: The Frontal Crash Test
A frontal crash is the most common crash resulting in a fatality. Both IIHS and NHTSA performs a frontal crash test in their car safety ratings evaluation.
Top 10 Safest Used Cars for Teens
Did your teenager just get his/her driver's license? Here are some of the safest used cars for teens in 2015 as recommended by Consumer Reports.
Nine Car Models with Zero Traffic Deaths
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a study examining fatalities for model year vehicles 2009 through 2012 and discovered 9 models that had zero fatalities.
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