A trio of Audis drove home with safety accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety earlier this week.
Ford has earned a “Top Safety Pick” rating for its updated 2018 F-150, but failed to achieve the organization’s coveted “Top Safety Pick+” award due to a “Poor” rating for headlight performance. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the base halogen headlights fell short due to “inadequate visibility in all scenarios.” The optional LED headlights improved visibility, but the IIHS found that the low beams created excessive glare for oncoming drivers.
My brother is a money guy. He knows how to squeeze value out of every single penny he earns. At work, he uses his personal car for business, for which he receives a mileage allowance. He also spends plenty of time on clogged Southern California freeways. A couple of years ago, when the time came to get a new car, he determined that a plug-in hybrid vehicle would actually pay for itself while giving him a carpool lane access sticker.
When evaluating the safety and rigidity of cars, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts vehicles through their paces in a series of crashworthiness tests. Under a variety of scenarios – whether it’s sending cars into barriers or vice versa – the IIHS analyzes how well the car under scrutiny keeps the driver safe.