Learn the Differences Between Vehicle Safety Ratings!

Crash test ratings are some of the most important aspects of determining a car's safety, giving users an ability to see what the car can handle when put in tumultuous conditions. For many, you've likely seen two of the most notable providers of vehicle safety ratings but might not know what they mean. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are both great organizations that provide ratings for cars, albeit with different methods.

For example, the NHTSA focuses on how much impact cars are able to take, rating them in stars and having three tests for impact. On the other hand, the IIHS doesn't rate in stars, but rather words (Poor, Marginal, Acceptable, and Good). The IIHS still rates cars based on how much impact they can handle, but they also look into how each car is able to effectively utilize its technology to prevent crashes from happening by alerting the user.

However, no matter which rating system you have a preference for, there's no doubt that both are incredibly reliable and therefore trustworthy. Want to see for yourself? Stop by Royal Hyundai of Oneonta at any time for a test drive!

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