Intro to Vehicle Safety Ratings

Vehicle safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are the most reliable way to understand how a car could potentially hold up in a crash. The IIHS safety tests also determine how effective a car's crash alert system is at keeping you out of an accident in the first place.

Along those lines, the IIHS rates vehicles from poor to Top Safety Picks+ based on how well they hold up in five different crash scenarios with different collision speeds tested. The NHTSA car collision tests involve three elements and also determine the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. Cars get a star rating from one to five, with five stars being the gold standard. There are performance ratings for each of the tests.

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