Understanding Vehicle Safety Ratings

There are two bodies that rate vehicle safety, the government-run National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both have their own particular systems for evaluating safety features, and each one releases their findings using a unique rating system.

The NHTSA has a star system that it applies to tests involving crashes, rollovers and side impacts that ranges from a low one-star to a high five-star rating. The IIHS rates cars from Poor to Good and conducts a different series of tests, like a roof-strength evaluation, a test crash into a barrier at 40 miles per hour and an evaluation of driver assistance features that warn drivers that a collision is imminent. Both features contrast and complement each other, providing a valuable resource of information for buyers.

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