AAA Car Guide Gives Top Marks to Fuel-Efficient, High-Tech Vehicles

BOISE – In response to feedback from new vehicle shoppers, the 2022 AAA Car Guide recognizes vehicles that offer outstanding fuel efficiency and an impressive array of driver assistance technology without sacrificing ride comfort, safety, and quality. This year’s overall winner was the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD electric vehicle.  Idaho drivers who are …

Switch to Daylight Saving Time Puts Focus on Sleep and Safety

BOISE – With the upcoming switch to Daylight Saving Time, AAA reminds drivers to watch for kids walking and biking to school, get plenty of rest, and make sure that vehicles are in good working order. According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 95% of drivers view drowsy driving as very or …

In Bad Weather, Advanced Vehicles May Not “See” the Road

BOISE – Advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, have the potential to significantly reduce the number of fatal and injury crashes on American roads.  But AAA warns that when rain and other inclement weather are in the forecast, these systems may not operate as intended. Car manufacturers often test safety features like automatic emergency braking …

As Temperatures Climb, AAA Warns about the Dangers of Hot Cars

BOISE –  Temperatures are rising across the Gem State, and AAA reminds parents to bring their children with them into air-conditioned buildings to prevent the risk of heatstroke.  On average, a child dies every seven days from being left in a hot car, and these tragedies are almost always preventable. “A car interior can heat …

2021 Lexus LX 570

The Lexus LX is basically a dressed-up version of the Toyota Land Cruiser. It’s an old-school SUV with truck-like body-on-frame construction and has serious off-roading chops. Otherwise, the LX is showing its age and probably isn’t the best choice for drivers who want a large luxury SUV and will rarely venture off paved roads. It …