What Do Different Vehicle Safety Ratings Mean?

The team at Honda of Stevens Creek wanted to make certain our customers understood everything about the vehicles they are considering buying. Here are a few of the differences between safety ratings in most new vehicles.

The NHTSA is considered to be a federal government organization. What this means is they use a standardized ratings method that is simple and easy for motorists to relate to. One star would rate poor in crash results, while a rating of five stars means this vehicle passed with no issues in the safety tests.

The IIHS has a very simple rating system that does not rely on the star method as previously mentioned. With the IIHS, rankings for safety are based on four criteria. The vehicle is tested like the NHTSA, results are then based on good being the best, and then acceptable, marginal, and poor being the worst. The meaning of the results can be used to draw similar conclusions.

 

 

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