Understand Vehicle Safety Ratings Today!

When looking for a car, it's inevitable that you'll come across the various vehicle safety ratings that currently classify the market. However, you're probably wondering about the two different ratings you see when looking at cars. The two different organizations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are both reliable, but do things slightly differently

For example, the NHTSA prioritizes three categories for their tests: frontal test, side-impact, and a rollover rating. All of these tests assess how capable a car is of handling an impact, an important aspect to a car's safety rating.

In contrast, the IIHS tests in five different categories: small-overlap front, moderate-overlap front, side, roof strength, and head-restraints-and-seat. Sometimes they even add in the category of front-crash-prevention safety equipment. It should be noted, though, that—while the IIHS tests are more thorough overall—both organizations provide accurate and trustworthy ratings. Want to see for yourself? Stop by Sarasota Mitsubishi for a test drive today!

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