A new vehicle is an investment and commitment. When looking for a new car – many want a car that will not only last and look nice but also keep themselves and their passengers safe! Whether you are looking for a car, van, or SUV the safety ratings should be a factor in your decision-making process.
Three million people in the United States are injured every year in car accidents. Out of those car accidents, 6% result in fatality, 27% result in non-fatal injury and 72% result in property damage. Distracted driving is a serious issue that causes 1 out of 5 accidents resulting in injury. When you look at those statistics and also consider the winter weather in Ohio – safety is not something that should be overlooked when you pick out your next new or “new to you” vehicle.
The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from motor vehicle accidents. The IIHS runs a state-of-the-art facility that performs crash tests to come up with consulted vehicle safety ratings. There are plenty of vehicles to choose from that meet higher safety standards. Here are just a few – you can follow the link on each vehicle to review the safety ratings in detail:
New (Small Car)/4-Door Sedan 2020 Top Safety Pick +
New (Midsize Car)/4-Door Sedan 2020 Top Safety Pick
New (Small SUV)/4-Door SUV 2020 Top Safety Pick
New (Midsize SUV)/4-Door SUV 2020 Top Safety Pick +
Used (Minicar)/2-Door Hatchback 2017 Top Safety Pick
Used (Small Car)/4-Door Sedan 2015 Top Safety Pick
Used (Midsize Car)/4-Door Sedan 2016 Top Safety Pick +
Used (Small SUV)/4-Door SUV 2015 Top Safety Pick
Used (Midsize SUV)/4-Door SUV 2015 Top Safety Pick +
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