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Crash Test Scores: What Parents Need to Know

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash test scores highlight the safest cars on the market, but these tests only use adult-size crash dummies in simulations, leaving a gap in crash test data for your smallest passengers. In Crash Test Scores: What Parents Need to Know, we talk with NHTSA and IIHS representatives to help you understand how current safety features like side airbags and the proper use of car seats and ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Safety, Car Seats, IIHS, NHTSA, Best Cars for Families

Test Drive: The Mini Cooper Countryman Gets Family Duty

When I tested the Mini Cooper Countryman S with All4, I wanted to see if it could handle family car duties. The back seat is very roomy. In fact, it’s so spacious that you forget you’re in a Mini. The center rail’s neat, but I realized it isn’t ideal for families. You can put snacks in the dishwasher-safe cup holders, but the rail will be hard to clean. It’s a haven for crumbs. But when ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Car Seats, Kids, Mini Cooper Countryman

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