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

2015-12-09T11:36:41-07:00December 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

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

2015-05-21T10:00:21-07:00May 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
including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service800px-audi_logosvg

Audi Santa Barbara
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-4215