In the auto industry, car manufacturers get bragging rights when their brands score high on safety testing. Buick now gets to blow their own horn after beating Volvo in used car safety rankings. iSeeCars.com, a search engine firm recently analyzed 30 million car listings to determine which brands had the highest percentage of 5-star safety related vehicles. And Buick came out on top.
The most credible of these safety testers is the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) is under the U.S. Department of Transportation which was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970. They are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety and work to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
Buick took first place with more than 26 percent of its used car listings getting the NHTSA 5-star designations. Swedish car maker Volvo came in second with 24 percent. iSeeCars.com analyzed 30 million car listings posted on its site in the past year and calculated 5-star safety ratings by brand for the model years ’01 through ’14. It took the number of listings with 5 stars status divided by all car listings with NHTSA ratings and Buick came out on top.
Buick scoring by vehicle model is as follows: Regal (67%), Enclave (45%), LaCrosse (33%) and Encore (30%).
iSeeCars is a search-engine firm that ranks cars by calculating an overall score based on analysis of condition, history, negotiability, pricing and competitiveness.
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