What is the best source for vehicle safety information?
As a parent, safety is the most important thing to me when purchasing a vehicle. What information is out there that I can trust about safety ratings?
There are two objective and unbiased national organizations that conduct safety ratings on all vehicles and this information is also available on line. The two organizations are the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (http://www.iihs.org) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (http://www.nhtsa.gov/). The National Highway Safety Administration has a special web site for rating vehicles based on crash tests. We are happy to report that the two most affordable Toyotas are listed among the 2017 honor of a 5-star rating—the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Yaris. The Toyota Prius with its new safety equipment is soon to be tested.
For the 2016 models, Jaffarian Volvo Toyota models were listed in nearly every category of IIHS – all as Top Safety Picks + as follows:
• Minicars—Toyota Scion iA
• Small cars— Toyota Prius
• Mid-size —Toyota Prius V and Toyota Camry
• Mid-size luxury— Volvo S60 and Volvo V60
• Large Cars— Toyota Avalon
• Luxury Large Cars— Volvo S80
• Small SUVs—Toyota RAV4
• Mid-size SUVs—Toyota Highlander
• Mid-size Luxury SUVs –Volvo XC 60 and XC 90
According to the IIHS, to qualify for 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. Models that earn TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK are the best vehicle choices for safety within size categories.
Size and weight influence occupant protection in serious crashes. Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones.
We are proud to sell both Toyota and Volvo, because overall they rank highest for safety. My grandfather focused on quality many years ago when he researched automobile manufacturers. He started with Volvo and then added Toyota. Please visit us at Jaffarian Volvo Toyota and we will help you choose the safest vehicle in the category that best suits your needs and budget.