Ford, Honda lead insurance industry's safest vehicle list

Thomas, Ken
March 2008
South Texas Automotive Report;Mar2008, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports on the findings of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's list of safest automobiles for 2008. The entry notes that Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. have produced the most number of safe vehicles. In line with the institute's criteria, new automobiles or trucks must have electronic stability control (ESC) technology to qualify for the safety list. Also mentioned are vehicles which represented Ford and Honda, including the Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Honda Accord and Honda Odyssey.


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