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IIHS: Rear Passengers Without Seat Belt Can Injure Driver

Safety isn't as important to everybody as it is to you. Many people happily forego wearing their seat belt for the sake of comfort, or convenience. When your kids try to get out of buckling up, you patiently wait in the driveway until you hear that click, but when it's a friend you're carpooling with, you don't want to sound patronizing. It's their life they're risking, not yours.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, however, a passenger without a seat belt is putting everybody else at risk.

Crash tests prove that an…
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AutoGuide Reviews the All-New 2018 Volvo XC60: Well-Rounded, High-Tech and Modern

Volvo's redesigned 2018 XC60 is a sleek and stylish compact crossover that inspires great confidence - at least that's the key takeaway from a new review at AutoGuide.com. Borrowing much from the highly successful relaunch of the larger XC90 two years ago, the smaller XC60 feels more manageable, especially if you split time between the city and suburbs.

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The base model of the XC60, known as the T5, comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. AutoGuide writer Sami Haj-Assaad recommends upgrading to the T6 model...

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Meet the Modern and Luxurious Volvo V90 Estate

 

Car shoppers looking for a new Volvo around Chico, CA will love the new Volvo V90 Estate. It combines the practical nature of an SUV (including cargo space, available roof rails for carrying lots of gear, and available AWD) with the serenity and modern, elegant luxury that only Swedish carmaker Volvo can provide.

 

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Volvo Announces a Push towards Electric Cars

The future holds some massive new changes for Volvo and some of them are just over the horizon. The automaker stated that it plans to abandon gas-only vehicles in favor of hybrids and fully-electric cars.

This makes Volvo the first major automaker to make this jump.

When is this supposed to start?

The process is set to begin as soon as 2019. Volvo aims to phase out gas-powered cars and focus more on the power of electricity. Starting in 2019, all new vehicles will come equipped with an electric motors. While some models will indeed be hybrids, there is a…

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