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

2017-01-12T09:54:06+00:00January 12th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|

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 of a front-end collision. This number is drastically lower than the previous model’s 20-inch intrusion. Also, the IIHS recorded a strength-to-weight ratio of 7 when examining the vehicle’s roof strength. This number is amongst the highest ever recorded, implying that in the event of a crash or loss of control leading to the vehicle rolling, the 2016 C-Class is most prepared to protect its passengers.

For further peace of mind, the 2016 C-Class comes equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Collision Prevention system. This system uses radar to constantly monitor closing speeds between your vehicle and the moving vehicles around you. If the system decides that a collision is possible, it will assist in applying the brake. In addition to this, Mercedes-Benz offers several technology packages that enhance the vehicle’s intelligent safety systems.

It’s news like this that makes Santa Barbara Auto Group proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. Our dealership serves families from all over Southern California, and to know that we offer one of the safest vehicles available is very rewarding. Visit the Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group to learn more about the safety features of the C-Class and other Mercedes-Benz models that might interest you.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group Mercedes-Benz

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave. The Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4281
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

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

2016-04-07T13:50:44+00:00April 7th, 2016|Audi, Safety|

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 earn a “good” rating in each category and also have an available front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating. The individual crash categories include: small overlap protection, moderate overlap front and side test, roof strength testing, and head restraint evaluations.

Drivers who are interested in learning more about the safety and performance technology of the 2016 Audi A6 are invited to contact Audi Santa Barbara. Current inventory information can be accessed online or can be viewed in person at the dealership.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Acura Receives Top Safety Ratings for Every Model in the 2015 Line-Up

2015-12-09T11:36:41+00:00December 9th, 2015|Acura, Safety|

Acura receives notable recognition for their dedication to implementing leading safety technology in every model offering for 2015.

For one brand, safety is a top priority. It is a personal quest to provide life-saving technology to protect the well-being of passengers and driver alike. As a result of their ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional safety technology and design, Acura has now been named the first luxury brand to receive top safety ratings across its entire model line. Each vehicle offered in 2015 was ranked as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional front crash protection and earned a 5-Star rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This means a lot to Acura – it is a hard-earned recognition of their dedication to providing exceptional safety features. For Acura, safety is more than a score on paper, it is the countless stories of individuals, families and friends who were protected during a crash. In fact, the company saves every letter of appreciation they receive from those who send letters of thanks following a crash or accident. This helps the team transform their work into something personal and deeply meaningful.

Acura’s safety philosophy is simple: Help Protect Everyone. This is the mantra that drives engineers and designers to create vehicles that exceed government standards to protect those within the car in addition to pedestrians and other drivers who share the road.

To accomplish their goal of safety for everyone, Acura implements a variety of safety technologies including:

  • AcuraWatch™ – this program helps deliver important information to the driver so they can be more aware of what and who is around them. In some cases, the technology can also intervene to help avoid a dangerous situation or lessen the severity of a collision.
  • Vehicle Stability Assist – this technology helps increase steering control even in dangerous circumstances such as loss of traction on wet or icy roads by applying the optimal amount or torque or braking to each wheel as necessary.
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE™) – Acura engineers have created a unique body construction that helps reduce collision forces in frontal crashes for all car sizes and models.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System – This technology alerts drivers of obstacles ahead to provide a visual alert. If the driver fails to react in time, the technology will even help brake the car for the driver to mitigate the severity of the collision.
  • Sensor Activated Power Windows – Not every danger comes from the road. Features such as moonroofs, windows, and tailgates are designed to sense obstacles such as a small child’s fingers and automatically reverse while closing to prevent injury.

Drivers can learn more about the extensive safety technology built into every Acura vehicle by contacting a friendly representative at Acura Santa Barbara.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2015 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

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

2015-05-21T10:00:21+00:00May 21st, 2015|Audi, Safety|

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 Technology Package. These systems work together with the driver to support safe driving habits and provide protection in the event of an emergency. It’s like having another set of eyes and ears on the road, watching for signs of danger and helping you stay safe.

The IIHS will only designate vehicles as a Top Safety Pick if they have available front crash-prevention systems in addition to good or acceptable ratings on the small overlap, front-crash test and a good rating in each of the other four safety evaluations. To earn top marks in every area as the Audi A3 did is a unique distinction.

5 Star Rating from the NHTSA for Audi A3

The Audi A3 also earned the highest crash test rating on consumer safety tests executed by the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).   On a scale of 1-5, the Audi A3 earned a five star designation which is the best that can be achieved.   The rating is based on crash protection and rollover safety results and tests beyond the national safety standards.

Some of the most prominent safety features of the Audi A3 include Audi pre sense basic and Audi secondary collision brake assist which automatically brakes the vehicle following a collision to prevent further collisions after the initial accident.

To learn more about the innovate safety technology used in the most popular Audi models, California drivers can contact a professional sales representative at Audi Santa Barbara.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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