Different Vehicle Safety Ratings and What They Mean

When looking for a car, it's near-impossible to avoid coming in contact with these two names: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is because these companies provide the most notable safety tests on the market, determining exactly how safe any given vehicle is.

IIHS typically does this by testing 5 different categories, rating them by their system of Poor, Marginal, Acceptable, or Good. These categories typically focus on how much impact the car can take but also factoring in which methods the car takes to avoid impact in the first place (alerting the driver, etc.). On the other hand, the NHTSA only test in 3 categories, looking at how much impact a car can take.

Regardless of how many tests each company tries, it's important to understand that they are both reliable sources. As a result, we recommend you take both ratings seriously when looking for a new car! Want to take a car for a test drive? Stop by Land Rover Farmington Hills today!

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