Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts new vehicles through a series of crashworthiness tests and rates them based on their performance. The automobiles that earn the Top Safety Pick+ or the Top Safety Pick ratings based on how they held up during the IIHS’s crash tests are considered to be the best choices for safety within their respective vehicle classes.
To be a 2016 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn the top mark of “good” in the following five crash tests in addition to getting a basic rating for front crash prevention:
- Small Overlap Front
- Moderate Overlap Front
- Roof Strength
- Head Restraints
To earn the designation of Top Safety Pick+, an automobile must also earn a rating a “good” in the crashworthiness tests listed above. The car must earn a rating of “advanced” or “superior” for front crash protection as well.
Everyone at our Acura dealership in Berlin, CT is proud to report that two of our Acura cars earned the rating of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Based on how they responded in independent crash tests conducted by the IIHS, the 2016 Acura ILX and the 2016 Acura RLX earned the coveted rating of Top Safety Pick+.
If you want to learn more about the standard and available safety features our Acura cars have, we encourage you to visit our Acura dealership on Webster Square Road. We’ll walk you through everything our available vehicles have to offer and show you how their technology features can help to keep you safe on the road.
When you’re ready to see what it’s like to be behind the wheel of one of our luxury Acura cars, give us a call, contact us online, or visit Acura of Berlin to schedule a test drive. We look forward to going for a ride with you in your next Acura car today.