In a new round of evaluations, 5 of 7 small SUVs earn good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for occupant protection in a passenger-side small overlap front crash.
The ratings bring to 16 the number of small SUVs the Institute has evaluated in the passenger-side small overlap front test, which was introduced in 2017 to encourage manufacturers to offer the same level of protection for front-seat passengers as drivers in this type of crash.
The BMW X1; Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain; Jeep Compass and Mitsubishi Outlander earn good ratings in the passenger-side small overlap front test. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport earns a marginal rating, and the Ford Escape earns poor. For the 2018 model year, the Equinox shed weight to join the small SUV size class. Earlier models were classified as midsize.
None of the newly rated 2018 models earns better than acceptable marks for structure. (The Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 are the only small SUVs evaluated so far to earn good ratings for structure in the passenger-side small overlap front test.) The Outlander Sport is marginal, and the Escape is rated poor. Both the Outlander Sport and Escape allowed too much intrusion into the occupant compartment on the right side.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning consumers to be careful when buying a used vehicle, especially one that’s priced “too good to be true.”
The accompanying video describes one such incident. An innocent woman in Lancaster, Wisc. bought a used GMC Denali for $30,000 and for the last two years she has been enjoying its use. Meanwhile, Carfax notified NICB that the Denali might be a “clone” since Carfax had information that an identical Denali was currently registered in Peabody, Mass.
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The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash test, which continues to challenge manufacturers more than a year and a half after its introduction.
The Equinox and the Terrain qualify for the Institute’s highest award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+. The Toyota Highlander, a midsize SUV whose acceptable small overlap rating was announced in December, also qualifies. The award is given to vehicles with a good or acceptable small overlap rating, good ratings in four other occupant protection tests, and a rating of basic or higher for front crash prevention.
Three other midsize SUVs in the test group rate poor for small overlap protection, and three are marginal.
Quaker State®, one of the industry’s most innovative motor oil brands, announced today its recognition of the next recipient in the Quaker State Cash Back Program. Terry Link of Killam, Alberta, Canada recently hit the 400,000 kilometer mark in her 2003 GMC Yukon XL while choosing Quaker State motor oil at each of her vehicle’s manufacturer-recommended service intervals.
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A beautiful, custom-built “green” home located just outside Atlanta in Serenbe, a community in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, is the cornerstone of the fifth annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway that opens for entries beginning Thursday, April 12, at 9 a.m. ET. The giveaway, which runs through Friday, June 1, at 5 p.m. ET, will award one lucky, randomly-selected winner with the fully furnished 2,300-square-foot home plus $100,000 and a 2012 GMC® Terrain®.
Fans may enter the giveaway once per day on HGTV.com as well as once per day on HGTVRemodels.com. They also may enter as often as they wish by regular mail during the giveaway entry period. Online users can click through photo galleries, watch exclusive videos and take a 360-degree tour of the home at HGTV.com/greenhome.
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General Motors’ climate control engineers call him The Iceman – a high-tech top gun whose team created a way to make vehicle passengers feel much warmer or cooler than the cabin temperature in which they are seated. The result: more-precise comfort control on the 2012 GMC Terrain.
The Iceman – his real name is Jeff Bozeman – says an instinctive sense of frugality drives him to find ways to make heating and cooling systems more efficient.
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The HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2012 will offer fans the chance to win a spectacular custom-built home in Midway, Utah, a 2012 GMC® Terrain® and $500,000 cash. HGTV will unveil the fully-furnished modern western ranch house, designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, during the HGTV Dream Home 2012 special on January 2, at 1 p.m. ET/PT.
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The fourth annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway opens for entries on Thursday, April 14, at 9 a.m. ET and runs through Thursday, June 2, at 5 p.m. ET. One lucky, randomly-selected winner of the home can look forward to living in a modern prairie-style, single-family home located in the Stapleton community of Denver, an eco-progressive community created on the site of the city’s former airport. Uniquely styled and environmentally friendly, the 2,400-square-foot, custom-built home is part of a grand prize package that includes $100,000 and a 2011 GMC® Terrain®. Viewers who want an insider’s peek at the fully-furnished home can tune in to watch the HGTV Green Home 2011 special premiering on Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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HGTV will celebrate 15 years of making dreams come true when it showcases its newest HGTV Dream Home, a fully furnished, modern rustic mountain home in Stowe, Vermont during the HGTV Dream Home 2011 special on New Year’s Day, at 1 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. The spectacular home, nestled beneath the magnificent Mt. Mansfield, is part of a $2 million grand-prize package that includes a 2011 GMC® Acadia® Denali® and $500,000 cash. The prize will be awarded to one lucky viewer in March, 2011. Until then, online users can see a photo gallery and a 360-degree virtual tour of the custom-designed home at HGTV.com/dreamhome.
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