Safety Technology

Understanding vehicle safety features is critical when purchasing a car. For over 30 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has driven hi-tech safety innovations and helped consumers buy safer cars through its 5-Star Safety Ratings System. Starting with 2011 models, enhanced technology is paving the way for more rigorous testing, and ultimately safer cars.

Image of car highlighting Advanced Head Restraints which reduces potential head/neck injuries in crashes; Side Airbags and Curtains which protect in side crashes shielding passengers' necks; and Safety Belt Load Limiter and Safety Belt Pretensioner which tightens belts preventing jerking forward.
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