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39 of GM’s 2016 Models Available with Forward Collision Alert

Safety is just as important as interior appointments, exterior design and price when buying a car. Thirty-nine General Motors vehicles contain a forward collision alert system and 19 vehicles offer it in combination with emergency braking. The technology first appeared in GM vehicles in the 2004 Cadilla XLR and automative emergency braking appeared in the 2013 Cadillac XTS, ATS and SRX. How

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IIHS: Most Honda Drivers Turn Off Lane Departure Warning

Do you turn off your lane departure warning system? Do you leave your forward collision warning system on?   A recent IIHS study found that, “all but one of 184 models equipped with the two features had forward collision warning turned on, while only a third of vehicles had lane departure warning activated.” For the new study, researchers observed 2013-15

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100 Chrysler Pacifica Safety and Security Features

Safety and security area very important to families. With the introduction of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, FCA announced that the new minivan has 100 safety and security features. Without further ado, here’s the breakdown. Driver warning and assist, chassis control and brake systems Available systems featuring ultrasonic, radar, camera and other technologies combine to offer the driver 360-degree awareness and,

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Buick LaCrosse Gets Lighter, Stronger and More Technology for 2017

The cover has pulled back, unveiling the new face of Buick- the all-new 2017 LaCrosse. Taking cues from the Avenir concept, the 2017 LaCrosse features a new grille design complete with a tricolor Buick tri-shield insignia. The 2017 LaCrosse has also gotten longer, lower and wider than its previous generation and shed 300 pounds. Under the hood buyers will find a second-generation 3.6L V-6

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Buckle Up for Life’s New Holiday Traditions for Child Passenger Safety

Every family has their own holiday traditions. Why not make safety one of your family’s traditions? Toyota has some tips on how to make these new traditions: Make it a family affair. The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family near and far. However, older generations may have had different approaches to keeping kids safe in cars. If relatives

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Audi Adds New Suite of Safety Technology in 2017 Models

When the 2017 Audi Q7 debuts at dealerships in early 2016, a new suite of safety technology will debut as well. Working similar to OnStar in General Motors vehicles, Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services will provide Audi connect Emergency Response as part of the SOS call in Audi vehicles. The system will automatically coordinate an emergency services in the event of an airbag

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Toyota Refreshes RAV4’s Styling and Drive for 2016

You wanted a hybrid RAV4 and Toyota has now given it to you. With that, they’ve refreshed the exterior styling, technology, safety offerings, handing options and comfort level for MY 2016. The snoot nose of the RAV4 stays (sigh) and becomes bolder with the addition of LED headlights, daytime running lights and Hi-Lo Headlights. Toyota has added rocker panels to

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2016 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe Named IIHS 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+

The 2016 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe have received a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional front crash prevention from the Honda Sensing™ suite of driver assistive technologies. “With Honda Sensing now available on all Accord trims, the best-selling retail car to American families also leads the midsize segment in safety,”

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