Guidance on Common Vehicle Safety Ratings

To get an understanding of how a vehicle will hold up in common collision scenarios, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provide basic safety ratings. Read below to unpack with these safety ratings tell you about a vehicle's ability to protect you and any passengers during a crash.

The NHTSA ranks vehicles from one star to five stars based on how well they make it through three different crash tests. The other rating system is from the IIHS and assigns the following designations, poor, marginal, acceptable, good and Top Safety Pick. Cars are put through five collision situations and are driven at different speeds. The very best in each class is named a Top Safety Pick+.

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