Vehicle Safety Ratings—Different Tests, but Similar Ratings

When looking for a new car, you're probably going to see the names IIHS and NHTSA under different ratings for any given car. However, what exactly are these organizations and what is the difference between the ratings? Well, IIHS stands for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), while NHTSA stands for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Both organizations rate cars, but do it in slightly different ways. For example, the IIHS rates the preventative systems that cars can have to avoid crashes. However, what both organizations share is that they both analyze how much impact a car can take.

Though the IIHS administers 5 tests while the NHTSA typically only does 3, both organizations give similar ratings and are equally trustworthy. They might have different tests, but the ratings are very similar. Want to see these vehicle safety ratings for yourself? Stop by Griffin Kia today for your test drive!

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