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<3% of IIHS-Tested LATCH Hardware Earns "Good" Rating

Less than three percent! Three! Before we get high on our “the American people deserve better” horse, let’s break down the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety‘s (IIHS) evaluation and rating process. LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) is a system designed to make it easier to install a child seat properly. Studies have shown that child restraints installed with LATCH, rather than

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Toyota, Mazda Form Creative Design and Technology Partnership

Complementing and enhancing each other’s products by leveraging each company’s strengths is the goal of the just-announced partnership between Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Company. Marking the agreement, Toyota President Akio Toyoda said: “As evidenced by their SKYACTIV Technologies and KODO—Soul of Motion design, Mazda has proven that it always thinks of what is coming next for vehicles and technology,

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What is SKYACTIV Technology?

We’ve all seen the Mazda commercials touting their SKYACTIV Technology. We’ve seen the SKYACTIV badging on the back of vehicles. But, what is it really? Mazda’s stated goal when SKYACTIV was initiated was “ultimate efficiency” across their entire line of vehicles. To do so, they started from scratch and engineered each major component of a vehicle to work harmoniously to

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Mazda Refreshes Looks and Pricing of CX-5 and Mazda6

Mazda recently announced updates and pricing for their popular, still-under-most-people’s-radar Mazda6 sedan and their CX-5 compact crossover. CX-5 The just-refreshed 2016 CX-5 received some tweaks to the grille, headlamps, and wheels to give a bolder, tauter appearance while still demonstrating Mazda’s Soul of Motion aesthetic. Interior improvements were aimed at enhancing what they call the Human-Machine Interface. A reformatted driver-oriented

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IIHS Gives Nine 2015 Vehicles Its Highest Safety Ratings

Each year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranks vehicles’ safety features, rating them against increasingly tougher standards. The highest ranking on the list, a Top Safety Pick+, has 11 more vehicles than 2014’s list despite a tougher standard for front crash prevention- great news for consumers. “This is the third year in a row that we are giving automakers a

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