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2019 Jeep Cherokee improves in latest crash tests

2015 and 2019 Jeep Cherokee crash test, via IIHSThe 2019 Jeep Cherokee aced the IIHS' slew of crash tests and showed major improvement over its 2015 predecessor. The latest version of the crossover SUV shares most of its bones with last year's model, illustrating how minor updates to a vehicle's structure can improve performance in crash tests. The IIHS last week published results for the...

2019 VW Jetta aces IIHS crash tests but headlights remain sore spot

2019 Volkswagen Jetta crash test, via IIHSThe 2019 Volkswagen Jetta walked away with impressive ratings from the IIHS' latest round of crash tests, but like dim headlights held the sedan back. The only time the 2019 Jetta deviated from the IIHS' "Good" rating was when it came down to headlight performance. The sedan earned a "Marginal" rating for the LED projector headlights fitted to the...

2019 Ram 1500 Limited review update: The luxury pickup truck you want

2019 Ram 1500 LimitedPickup trucks used to be a tool that tradesmen and farmers put to work. It's a different era now, as many pickup trucks live their lives running between to Starbucks on Monday morning and hauling the family boat or snowmobiles on the weekends. For 2019, the big three full-size pickup trucks from Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Ram are new or recently...

2019 Mercedes C-Class crash test, 2020 Porsche 911 driven, Tesla's China factory: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)New headlight option bumps 2019 Mercedes C-Class to Top Safety Pick+ A new headlight option for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class means the compact luxury sedan now qualifies as a Top Safety Pick+, according to an IIHS report issued Tuesday. 2020 GMC Sierra HD revealed: Taking pickup truck trailer tech to a new level The 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty...

Hyundai's new airbag system aims to protect in secondary collisions

Hyundai multi-collision airbag systemHyundai on Monday revealed its new multi-collision airbag system, which aims to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a secondary impact. Secondary crashes are collisions that occur after the initial impact. For instance, if a driver sideswipes another vehicle and the impact is not great enough to deploy the airbags, the multi-collision...

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