What Are Vehicle Safety Ratings?

Consumers in the market for a new car often put vehicle safety on the top of their preferred features list. After all, who wouldn't want a car or truck that boasts an exceptional safety rating? Not every safety rating is the same, and customers may wonder what all those different ratings actually mean.

Two specific crash test systems exist. The first is the NHTSA. Tests under the NHTSA banner employ a star system. One star, not surprisingly, reflects the lowest rating. A combination of three tests come together to arrive at the actual final crash test rating. Tests examine crashes, rollovers, and other events.

The other test system, the IIHS, ranks vehicles as poor, marginal acceptable, and good. To arrive at a rating, this entity runs vehicles through five specific tests. Consumers may find this simple rating system informative.

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