Which compact SUV has the best all-wheel-drive system for snow and ice?
Mazda has introduced a predictive form of all-wheel-drive on its subcompact (CX-3) and compact (CX-5) crossover SUVs. It will also be on the next generation full-size Mazda CX-9 crossover later this year. Normally the i-Activ system delivers 98% of the … Read more on ExtremeTech
Alpine Electronics Now Shipping 9-Inch Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler
The X009-WRA is the eighth Restyle 9-inch dash system from Alpine; other versions of the X009 are available for popular full size trucks and SUVs. … The Jeep Wrangler demo vehicle will be used at Alpine consumer and retailer events throughout 2015. Read more on Twice
Vehicles are doing a better job of protecting people in crashes, but a new crop of advanced technology aims to prevent many crashes from happening altogether. A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) finds that one kind of advanced forward collision avoidance system is working to prevent about a quarter of the common low-speed crashes that happen in everyday commuter traffic. The study of insurance claims found that Volvo XC60 midsize SUVs outfitted with a standard collision avoidance feature called City Safety are far less likely to be involved in low-speed crashes than comparable vehicles without the system. City Safety is designed to help a driver avoid rear-ending another vehicle in slow-moving, heavy traffic. Claims under property damage liability coverage — the insurance that pays for damage to vehicles that an at-fault driver hits — were filed 27 percent less often for the XC60 than other midsize luxury SUVs. For more information: www.iihs.org