Acura: 2014 Acura MDX and RDX Achieve Top NHTSA Crash Scores

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Photo Credit: Acura

The 2014 Acura MDX luxury SUV and 2014 RDX luxury crossover SUV were awarded the top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program. The editors at Up To Speed recognize that constantly improving crash ratings are crucial for the success of new vehicles on the market, and recognition for safety (or lack thereof) can sometimes make or break sales of a new model.

Consumers are constantly bombarded with news about unsafe drivers on the road. Even the best drivers can’t predict how others are going to be driving. The feeling of safety behind the wheel is one of the most important aspects when choosing a car. Acura has helped ensure that feeling of security with its 2014 MDX and RDX models. Continue reading

Chrysler: All-New 2014 Fiat 500L Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Fiat 500L
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The 2014 Fiat 500L was recently recognized as a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. It was tested for front, side, and rear collision impact, as well as roof-crush from a rollover, and received the best possible rating in all tests. The Fiat 500L joins thirteen others in the Chrysler Group to be recognized as Top Safety Picks.

Many assume that such a small car would be unsafe to drive. The 500L actually has more than 40 safety and security features, including seven standard air bags, reactive head restraints, and seat belt pretensioners. The editors at Up To Speed recognize the importance of the Fiat 500L being named a Top Safety Pick in helping to defy the “unsafe” stigma associated with compact cars. Drivers should begin to realize that large SUVs aren’t always the answer to feeling safer behind the wheel. Continue reading

Car-Specials.com Names Top Three Best Cars for Gas Efficiency

Nissan Car SpecialsThe editorial staff at Car-Specials.com announced its 2013 Best Buys for Fuel Efficiency: Gas-Only, Four-Door Cars. Using 2013 fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as standard Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the individual vehicles, they determined the best of the best in the automotive market today.

CARMEL, Ind. – Car-Specials.com is an online automotive marketplace that specializes in connecting customers with the best lease specials and finance deals at local dealerships, while providing materials to make online car shopping more streamlined and fun. The editors at Car-Specials.com recently named their Best Buys for Fuel Efficiency: Gas-Only, Four-Door Cars. Continue reading