How Does Your Choice Of Vehicle Rate In Safety?

Examining how safe a vehicle is for you and your family is a vital aspect to take into consideration when looking for your next car. There are two rating systems established by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to aid consumers in judging a vehicle's safety.

There are a number of differences between the two groups. The NHTSA uses a 5-star rating system where 1 star is the worst and 5 is the best and bases its ratings around 3 tests. These tests are designed to determine how a vehicle holds up during a frontal collision, side impact, and rollover.

The IIHS differs from the NHTSA in a number of ways. It uses poor, marginal, acceptable and good in place of a star rating system. It also employs 5 tests instead of 3. This group of tests are comprised of front, side, roof, head restraints and seats, and front impact safety equipment.

To learn how the vehicle of your choice rates in safety and to test drive one, please visit us at Piazza Honda of Springfield.




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