The Basics on Safety Ratings

In order to tell a driver how a car could potentially perform in a crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) came up with tests for various safety ratings.

When it comes to safety ratings from the IIHS, cars get a label of poor, marginal, adequate, Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+. The car is put through collisions at 40 mph and 30 mph to see how they tolerate impacts at different parts of the vehicle, including the strength of the roof. However, the NHTSA uses a star system from one to five to convey how well each car withstood an impact on its side and front. The NHTSA also sees how likely a car is to roll over.

At Jaguar Richmond in Midlothian, VA, we have plenty of high-rated vehicles for you to take for a test drive right away.

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