How Do NHTSA Safety Ratings Compare to IIHS Ratings?

Automotive safety is an important part of any vehicle purchase. One confusing aspect of researching a vehicle's safety is comparing the ratings provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The NHTSA is a government organization that uses a star rating system when it tests vehicles. A single star means the car tested poorly, and a five-star rating is for outstanding safety. The IIHS is a private organization that rates vehicle safety with four grades: Poor, Marginal, Acceptable, and Good. Look for vehicles that score highly with both organizations.

At Gates Hyundai, we have your safety in mind when you consider buying one of our vehicles. We invite you to visit our location in Richmond, KY for a test drive. Our experienced staff will be happy to answer any safety questions you have.

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