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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Earns a Top Safety Pick+ Rating Through IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Mercedes-Benz C-Class their highest safety rating for 2016. With the winter months just around the corner, driving conditions will inevitably become more dangerous. It’s comforting to know that in the event of a crash or potential crash, your vehicle will protect you as best as it can. Drivers of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are offered this peace of mind. The 2016 C-Class was awarded a Top Safety Pick+ rating through the IIHS. In order to be awarded this rating, the vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests—small overlap front, moderate overlap front, sides, roof strength, and head restraints—and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention, meaning the ability of the vehicle’s technology to avoid collision or lessen the impact. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class excelled in nearly every category. C-Class Safety Features and Technology If you’re a driver who is often carting around your family, or you’re looking for a vehicle for your child who’s a new driver, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the best choice. When conducting a crash test, the IIHS found that the C-Class only allowed a 4-inch maximum intrusion into the cabin in the instance [...]

By | 2017-01-12T13:06:07+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Earns a Top Safety Pick+ Rating Through IIHS

Audi A6 Earns Improved Rating as a Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

Audi Santa Barbara shares the good news that the Audi A6 has earned designation as a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle for 2016. Santa Barbara, CA - The new 2016 Audi A6 was recently tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and earned the designation as a Top Safety Pick+ thanks to its excellent performance in each of the crashworthiness tests. The IIHS completes testing on new vehicles to determine their safety rating and to provide consumers with insight into the safety standards of each vehicle. The results of the tests are published publicly so consumers can review and compare safety performance across multiple brands and models. The Audi A6 Top Safety Pick+ designation came after improved performance in the small overlap test and applies to all models built after January 2016. “Our customers will be pleased to know that Audi takes the results of these tests seriously and are dedicated to continuous improvement in both safety and performance aspects,” shares Audi Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. Vehicles that earn a “good” rating in each of the different crash test categories qualify as a Top Safety Pick, and to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating, they must [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:24:08+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Audi A6 Earns Improved Rating as a Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

Audi A3 is Recognized with Top Safety Marks from IIHS and NHTSA

Audi earns top safety marks for the Audi A3 from two of the leading safety institutions in the United States. At Audi Santa Barbara we understand that when it comes to buying cars, one of the top priorities is all about safety. Thanks to increasingly innovative technology, Audi cars are better equipped than ever before to prevent an accident or incident on the road before it ever happens. Audi is committed to implementing the highest safety standards and has been repeatedly recognized for their success in this endeavor. Audi A3 Top Safety Pick + A recent example of this is the Audi A3 which was named by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a Top Safety Pick + for models with the pre sense front system. Thanks to the pre sense front system, the A3 is able to detect when an emergency situation or crash may be imminent based on the driver’s maneuverings style. The system then prepares the driver and passenger restraint systems for a possible collision. In addition to pre sense, the Audi A3 is also available with Audi active lane assist and Audi adaptive cruise control with stop and go as part of the Advanced [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:26:02+00:00 May 31st, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Audi A3 is Recognized with Top Safety Marks from IIHS and NHTSA

BMW Earns Another IIHS Top Safety Pick – The 2012 BMW 3 Series

BMW earns yet another IIHS "Top Safety Pick" ranking for its 2012 model line-up. Scottsdale, AZ June 29, 2012 - The 2012 BMW 3 Series has earned a “Top Safety Pick” ranking from the IIHS.  The midsize BMW luxury sedan has earned the award thanks to improved roof strength and protection in the redesigned 4-door model. Vehicles that are designated as a “Top Safety Pick” must earn “good” rankings in all four categories of vehicle safety testing including frontal impact testing, side impact testing, rear impact testing, and roof strength ratings. “The BMW 3 Series is a great choice for motorists looking for top ranking design, performance, and safety,” says BMW North Scottsdale General Manager Robert Dombrowski. Various tests are performed on the vehicle to determine its safety performance.  The 2012 BMW 3 Series roof strength has ranked higher than previous models of the BMW 3 Series allowing it to gain the title of “Top Safety Pick”. Roof strength is measured by the maximum force sustained by the roof before 5 inches of crush compared to the vehicles weight when a metal plate presses against one corner of the vehicles roof at a constant pressure.  The higher the strength-to-weight ratio [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:34:43+00:00 June 29th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on BMW Earns Another IIHS Top Safety Pick – The 2012 BMW 3 Series