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?
Hyundai issued two recalls affecting 889,000 Sonatas due to brake problems. Huyndai's recalls affects mostly Hyundai Sonatas from model years 2011-2014, although some 2015 Hyundai Sonatas are affected.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched three unrelated investigations of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala, the 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, and the 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata. The NHTSA safety probes affect about 750,000 US car owners.
Hyundai recall of 260,000 vehicles involves two separate issues with corrosion and axle alignment. So far, no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the Hyundai recall.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, rated at 47 mpg, will go on sale in October. The new Honda Accord Hybrid boasts among the best EPA fuel efficiency ratings in its class, as well as informational graphics showing how its fuel economy changes from moment to moment.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that the South Korean automakers will recall nearly two million cars and SUVs in the US.
February car sales were slightly weaker than January, but they were stronger than last year by 7 percent. Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and General Motors saw their sales rise, while Honda and Nissan saw declines.
Hyundai and Kia owners are suing the companies for $775 million after the EPA announced that 13 Hyundai and Kia models misstated their fuel-economy ratings, Read writes.
The Toyota Prius Plug-in doesn't have quite the sales numbers as the headline-grabbing Chevy Volt. But Toyota's entry into the electric hybrid market with the Prius Plug-in has been a quiet initial success for the automaker.
Chevy Volt sales figures this year are higher than roughly half of the 260 or so car models sold in the US.