Impact Tests Help Buyers Make Good Decisions

Taking a look at safety information and crash data can help you make an informed decision when purchasing a car.

Both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) perform a variety of impact and other safety tests on all vehicles and provide the information publicly. If you see a star rating, the test was conducted by the NHTSA, which is a federal government agency. Single stars mean poor performance while five stars indicate the best safety results. On the other hand, if you see a Top Safety Pick+ or simply Top Safety Pick designation, then the safety information is from the IIHS, which is a non-profit organization funded by insurance companies. Both organizations use collision tests as well as algorithms to rate vehicles.

When you come into Friendly Honda for a test drive in Poughkeepsie, our team can pull safety data for you as well.

 

 

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