Car Safety Guide
Safety remains a top concern for new-car shoppers, and fortunately, today’s modern cars offer more occupant protection and crash avoidance technologies than the typical model being traded in. But not all cars are equal; there are clearly those models that perform better in our dynamic tests, as well as crash tests conducted by the government and insurance industry. Test results on our car model pages reveal the differences, though there is more to safety.
Updated August 4, 2023
Park These Recalled Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Outside Due to Fire Risk
Another fire-related recall includes many newer Hyundai Elantra, Kona, Palisade, Sonata, and Tucson; and Kia Seltos, Soul, and Sportage vehicles.
Ford F-150 Pickups Recalled Because Parking Brake Could Engage While Driving
Ford Escape SUVs and Super Duty Trucks Recalled to Fix Blank Screens
The latest safety warnings from the NHTSA and car manufacturers and what to do about them.
Mazda CX-3 SUVs and Mazda3 Hatchbacks Recalled to Fix Backup Cameras
A faulty connection could make the backup camera image difficult to see.
Child Car Safety
News and advice on how to keep young passengers safe.
Best Booster Seats for Kids
Our experts test dozens of models for safety, belt fit, and structural integrity.