Safest 2016 Compact SUVs

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) regularly puts SUV models through a rigorous series of tests to determine their crash worthiness and overall safety. The four crash rating scores are Good, Acceptable, Marginal, and Poor. In 2016 small SUV model testing the following models have come out on top in testing and were awarded…

2016 Safest SUVs

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was founded in 1959 to support highway safety, but its mission today is a nonprofit research organization. Each year, it puts cars, trucks, and SUVs through a series of tests and hands out safety ratings and awards to vehicles based on their crash-worthiness and crash avoidance mitigation. The…

2016 Honda Pilot Safety Ratings

In its fourteenth model year, the Pilot, Honda’s large three-row crossover, is an all-new generation for 2016. Lighter by 300 pounds and longer by 3.5 inches than the 2015 model, the Pilot can fit either seven or eight passengers depending on the seating configuration. The Pilot continues with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, but horsepower is…

Safest 2015 Compact SUVs

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted tests on a number of 2015 SUV models to determine how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash. Beyond just impact and structural integrity, safety ratings also take into account new technology such as front crash prevention systems, which alert drivers to brake automatically…

Best and Worst Visibility SUVs

If a car is only as good as your ability to see out of it, SUVs, with their higher center of gravity and larger windows, are an excellent vehicle choice. Good visibility a safety imperative and makes for a more pleasant driving experience. The less pesky, over-the-shoulder blind spots the better. As SUVs strive for…