Luxury Cars Aren't Doing So Well In New Crash Tests But Hey, Check Out That Leather Interior!

Luxury Cars Aren't Doing So Well In New Crash Tests But Hey, Check Out That Leather Interior!

There you are, rolling along in your nice luxury car with custom leather interior, awesome speakers and one of those voice-activated virtual assistants offering to find you a late-night taco joint and all is well with the world. Unless maybe, you get in an accident and discover that just because your car is fancy, it might not hold up so well in a crash. A new test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has resulted in some failing grades for luxury and near-luxury automakers. [More]

The 6 MPH Crash That Costs $8,000 To Repair

The 6 MPH Crash That Costs $8,000 To Repair

Minivan bumpers may not protect much, but they sure do cost a lot to repair, according to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. The IIHS smashed six minivans to test their bumpers and found that all racked up repair bills exceeding $5,000. The Nissan Quest was singled out as a “miserable failure,” costing $8,000 to patch-up.

25 Safest Cars Of 2007

25 Safest Cars Of 2007

These are the 25 cars you’re least likely to die in, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Picks 2007. They do front and side crashes at high speeds. They see how much of a crick in the neck you get after being hit in the rear. One thing that stands out is that cars with optional electronic stability control are getting good grades.

Small Cars Break Easily, Except For Nissan Versa

Small Cars Break Easily, Except For Nissan Versa

Subcompacts save gas but they may not save your ass in a crash. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reviewed eight small cars and only the Nissan Versa received a high score in front, rear, and side impacts.

Video: 2007′s Safest Cars, Lots Of Smashing Metal

Just pray the car companies had good beta testers to weed out the bugs… — BEN POPKEN

Safest Cars For 2007

Safest Cars For 2007

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a non-prof car safety testing group funded by auto insurers, released their 2007 top safety picks yesterday.