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2014 Honda Odyssey First Minivan to Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

2014 Honda Odyssey The 2014 Honda Odyssey was just named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It is the first minivan to earn that award. To be named a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn the top rating of Good in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear impact tests, and at least Acceptable in the small overlap front test. IIHS gives ratings of Good, Acceptable, Marginal or Poor. No other minivans listed on the ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, IIHS, Model News, crash test, top safety pick

Best Labor Day 2013 New Car Deals

2013 Nissan Murano Looking for 2014 Labor Day car deals? Click here for 2014 offers: Best 2014 Labor Day Car Sales. Labor Day weekend is a great time to get a good deal on a new car. If you can pull yourself away from your barbecue or pool for a little while this holiday weekend, you’ll find a good number of low interest rate purchase deals, lease deals and cash back offers. Plus, with new 2014 models hitting showroom floors, dealers are ... continue reading»

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Redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla Priced Less Than Honda Civic

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco Toyota has announced that the redesigned 2014 Corolla will start at $17,610 after an $810 destination fee when it goes on sale this fall.  Kicking Tires writes, “That's $570 more than the 2013 Corolla in base L trim, but prices for other trims decrease for 2014.” Toyota says in a press release that the redesigned Toyota Corolla will be available in L, LE and S trims. Additionally, an LE Eco trim is all new for 2014. The base ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Toyota Corolla, Model News, Pricing

First Pictures of Infiniti Q30 Concept Released

It’s still a little more than two weeks until the Frankfurt Motor Show, but Infiniti has released the first pictures of its Q30 concept, which makes its official debut Sept. 10 in Frankfurt. In a press release, Infiniti says the “Q30 Concept embodies Infiniti's vision to deliver head-turning design, innovative materials with precise fit and finish and passionate craftsmanship, while provoking a radical shift in the premium compact segment.” With four doors, a hatch back and aerodynamic lines ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Frankfurt Auto Show

Americans Care Less About Drunk Driving, Other Risky Behaviors

Drunk Driving Americans are becoming less concerned about drunk driving, according to a new study by AAA. The news comes as local police departments around the country prepare to crack down on drunk driving this Labor Day Weekend. The U.S. saw an estimated 5.3 percent increase in traffic deaths in 2012, the first annual increase in seven years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study, which is based on four years of surveys conducted by the non-profit ... continue reading»

Tags: News, AAA, drunk driving, texting

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