NHTSA upgrades 5-Star safety ratings with NCAP
NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings help customers purchase vehicles based on safety. The ratings consider how vehicles perform during crash tests. NHTSA offers extra credit to vehicles with better or advanced safety features, with the lowest possible rating being a single star and the highest rating garnering five stars.
NCAP's crash tests will now include angled frontal crashes and use newer dummies that are more similar to humans. The goal is to evaluate how well the vehicles are able to protect the drivers and passengers when they crash.
Ratings will also feature crash avoidance evaluations.