In the United States, they have an organization that is responsible for evaluating the safety of all vehicles sold across the ocean.. Named after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it is similar to the well-known EuroNCAP. And now it is when this body announced the cars that are safe to light and have until this year.
All vehicles that have passed the IIHS’s capabilities are stated 48 cars achieved a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick score +, which isn’t bad at all. But it must also be taken into account that more than 70 vehicles that were analyzed last time and that were evaluated with these scores, are now left with none.
The IIHS is conducting its own safety testing
The main reason these vehicles are now seeing a drop in their safety is because The IIHS now has higher standards. The argument for this is that for a car to be designated as a Top Safety Pick in 2023, it must achieve an acceptable rating in part of the impact test that has been updated this time, in addition to the “advanced” level. or ‘superior’ in frontal collision prevention tests between vehicles, such as between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
As if that weren’t enough, All vehicles that want to take the Top Safety Pick this year absolutely must have headlights that obtain an “acceptable” or “good” level from their access version.. There are more demanding safety tests in which they must shine if they want to win the Top Safety Pick+ note. And it is that in this case the vehicle has a result of what is “good” in the side impact test, in addition to the “advanced” or “superior” score in the same frontal crash prevention test.
70 vehicles to destroy Top Safety Select or Top Safety Select + scores
Among the vehicles that lost that safety score we found brands like Audi, Kia or Volvo, who saw how nine different models lost those awards and without counting the various variants. This is proven by the fact that now the Volvo XC60 no longer gets that top score from the IIHS, but neither does its version with mechanical plugs, which is considered the same vehicle. The same is true of the Audi A5 Coupé and Audi A5 Sportback..
There are seven Hyundai models that fall on the IIHS safety score, while Ford is losing five models, including the Ford F-150. So many cars from the German manufacturer BMW also lose this title. However, a number of all those vehicles (I remember that there are more than 70) were simply dropped in safety, proceeding from Top Safety Pick+ to Top Safety Pick.
There are brands that conquer the whole unscathed
We find it from the opposite side brands such as Toyota and Lexus, which placed their vehicles at 15 with said safe scores. Nine of these were awarded Top Safety Pick+, while six of them were designated as Top Safety Pick. Honda and Acura follow in the footsteps of their predecessors with eight awards, Mazda settled with six; how good is the work of Japanese firms in terms of security.
The top name awarded by the aforementioned IIHS is now also for vehicles such as Rivian R1T, Toyota Tundra, Tesla Model Y or Subaru SolterraIt is surprising to see how the Toyota bZ4X is omitted from this period. Other vehicles awarded with Top Safety Plus are the Lincoln Nautilus, the Ford Explorer or the Hyundai Sonata.