Safety Tests Mimic Real Potential Accidents

Making sure you purchase a safe vehicle is a top priority for many car purchasers. You want a reasonable likelihood of surviving or avoiding serious injury in a crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) uses a five-star system to rate cars' performance. The crash tests are actually likely scenarios for real collisions. For instance, one frontal test measures the injury likelihood if a car crashes into a fixed object at 35 miles per hour. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) uses similar real-life tests. For example, the side test indicates what happens when an SUV hits the side of a car traveling at 31 mph and a roof-strength test, which determines the likelihood of the roof collapsing if the car rolls over.

Our professionals at Carousel Audi Iowa City in Iowa City, IA are well-versed in safety data and crash test results for all makes and models. Come in for a test drive and more information today.

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