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US: five-star ratings aside, bigger and pricier means safer

US: five-star ratings aside, bigger and pricier means safer

On numerous occasions conventional wisdom has worked from false assumptions, but at least in this occasion it’s not the case, as a new study coming from the University of Buffalo demonstrates. Popular belief has always attributed a higher safety to bigger vehicles – which is one traditional way of explaining […]

Aluminum F-150 is safer than all-steel model

Aluminum F-150 is safer than all-steel model

The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 pickup truck, America’s best selling vehicle for more than three decades and the top-selling pickup for more than four decades, is now safer than its steel-made predecessor. The government-crash rating has already made the rounds across the US, with the safety of the model being a […]

Renault Captur gets 5-star ANCAP rating

Renault Captur gets 5-star ANCAP rating

The Renault Captur has been recently tested by the safety specialists from ANCAP and the sub-compact crossover has been awarded with a maximum 5-star safety rating. If you have your eyes on the new sub-compact crossover coming from Renault and safety is one of your main concerns, go ahead and […]

US: Jeep Renegade gets EPA rating of 25 mpg

US: Jeep Renegade gets EPA rating of 25 mpg

The new addition to the subcompact sport utility vehicle is not topping the list as the most efficient model in the category, but its 30 mpg highway rating makes it a matching rival to other SUVs and crossovers that can’t match its off-road prowess. The United States Environmental Protection Agency […]

Euro NCAP: Audi TT gets 4-star rating

Euro NCAP: Audi TT gets 4-star rating

The new generation of the Audi TT has been tested by Euro NCAP recently and the model in question has received a 4-star safety rating. If you are concerned in safety when buying a new car than the Audi TT has probably let you down because you were most likely […]

US: low gas price leads to stagnating new vehicle fuel ratings

US: low gas price leads to stagnating new vehicle fuel ratings

Researchers from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute revealed that after years of improvement, the fuel economy of new vehicles bought by American consumers has stagnated in November. The reasons are rather easy to understand – US sales of “gas guzzlers” – namely pickup trucks, large SUVs and crossovers […]