Safety ratings organizations use different systems

A big part of making an informed vehicle purchase these days is gathering information about the cars. Different ratings are important. The safety rating, predicted maintenance ratings, reliability ratings, and the specific history of the particular vehicle may make a great purchase decision obvious.

When it comes to crash safety ratings, the two best known are those published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The NHTSA is a federal government association, and it uses a 1 to 5-star rating system. The IIHS is a nonprofit research group that gets its funding from insurance companies. Instead of stars, the IIHS assigns vehicles one of four categorical rankings: Good, Acceptable, Marginal or Poor.

So if you're in the market for a used car and safety features are important, visit Honda of Abilene. The knowledgeable sales team there can help you choose the right vehicle for your needs.




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