A total of 66 cars were designated the 2011 safest cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Wednesday. They include 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and one minivan, which “do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes,” the institute says. Here are the 2011 safest cars, listed alphabetically by automaker. Did your dream car make the cut?
Obama, at a Ford plant in Chicago on Thursday, said the automaker's plan to increase auto exports fits with his aim of doubling sales of American products abroad over the next five years. The plant will produce a more fuel-efficient 2011 Explorer for foreign buyers.
Barack Obama will stop at three auto plants over the next several days, visiting General Motors and Chrysler factories in Michigan on Friday and a Ford facility in Chicago next Wednesday.
Ford Explorer in 2011 comes with two engine options. The less powerful one saves fuel but costs more.
The Facebook campaign for the 2011 Ford Explorer illustrates how corporations increasingly rely on social media to reach consumers.
In this Aug. 16, 2009 file photo, the company logo shines off the nose of an unsold 2010 Camry sedan at a Toyota dealership in Centennial, Colo. On Sept. 29, Toyota Motor Corp. said it will recall 3.8 million vehicles in the United States, and in January the company recalled an additional 2 million.
Converting existing gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs into hybrid and electric vehicles gains traction.
Clunkers must be crushed or shredded within 180 days, whether all usable parts have been salvaged or not.