Vehicle Safety Ratings: What Do You Need to Know?

Vehicle safety ratings help you keep your family safe. These ratings show the likelihood that a vehicle's occupants will sustain a serious injury in a given type of accident. If safety is a top priority in your vehicle search, use these ratings to your advantage.

Two agencies provide safety ratings in the U.S.: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration {NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Each agency performs front-impact tests and side-impact tests. The NHTSA also performs rollover testing

  • The NHTSA's rating system is the 5-Star Safety Rating Program, with one star being the lowest rating and five stars the best. They issue rating on each area tested.
  • The IIHS's rating system involves four categories: Good, Acceptable, Marginal, and Poor. They issue separate ratings for each area tested.

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