Peruse smart’s Wide Selection of Vehicles at smart center Santa Barbara

2017-04-07T13:23:07+00:00April 7th, 2017|smart|

smart offers a wide range of subtle differences within their reliable, fuel-efficient and safety focused vehicles.

Santa Barbara drivers have access to the latest smart brand models at smart center Santa Barbara. smart has established itself in the automotive industry as a unique brand that focuses on tightly packing efficiency, safety, and convenience into their fairly petite vehicles. One of the most popular models offered by smart is the smart fortwo vehicles. The smart fortwo is smart’s standard model that encompasses all of the technology and innovation the brand has built its reputation on.

The smart fortwo is offered in several different variations, each offering a unique driving experience. Choose from the original smart fortwo Pure Coupe, Passion Coupe, Prime Coupe, Proxy Coupe, Passion Cabrio, Prime Cabrio, Proxy Cabrio. Perfect for urban drivers and reasonable daily commuters, smart offer safety and control that is unmatched in the industry.

smart Pure Coupe: This model is the original and offers a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine paired with an optional 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that ensures a smooth ride. Additional features such as LED daytime running headlights and optional Bluetooth connectivity add to this car’s overall appeal. The Pure Coupe is agile, efficient, and just a joy to drive.

smart Passion Coupe/Cabrio: The Passion Coupe takes a bit of a sportier approach to the fortwo base. Equipped with a luxurious leather steering wheel and three different two-tone interior design options, the Passion Coupe offers a little more in interior style than the Pure Coupe. The exterior is also emboldened by the 15-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels. The Passion Coupe is offered in the Cabrio version as well, simply meaning a convertible top option.

smart Prime Coupe/Cabrio: With a sleek, flowing appearance, the Prime Coupe is designed to create a lasting impression. The Prime Coupe offers all of the features included with Passion Coupe and more. A panoramic sunroof gives the coupe a much more spacious feel, and the additional fog lamps allow for safer driving experiences in bad weather. The Prime is also offered in a Cabrio option.

smart Proxy Coupe/Cabrio: The smart Proxy Coupe is the furthest step in smart evolution. It comes with all of the benefits of the other fortwo coupe options with additional sport features, including a 3-spoke steering wheel complete with shift paddles and alloy pedals. A JBL sound system brings an extra benefit to the Proxy that sets it apart from the others, and the lowered suspension presents a more aggressive stance and better handling. This model is also offered in a Cabrio option.

In addition to these, the smart fortwo is offered in an electric coupe/cabrio that features a Lithium-ion battery that delivers 107 MPGe. By directly delivering electric power to the wheels, this coupe has great torque and acceleration with almost zero sound and no emissions. Come visit the smart center Santa Barbara and speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives to learn more about smart’s latest vehicles.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Smart Center Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4265
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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Enjoy Luxury at an Affordable Price with the 2017 Acura RDX

2017-03-10T11:21:50+00:00March 10th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles, Safety, Technology|

The Acura RDX is for drivers who value comfort, safety, and technology, but still want a luxurious driving experience.

The Acura RDX is sort of the little brother option to the Acura MDX. It is a compact luxury crossover SUV that is simple, but elegant from the inside out. The Tampa Bay Times claimed that, “Acura may have found its aesthetic sweet spot” with the RDX. The 2016 model of the RDX one-ups its predecessors in every aspect by sporting a simple, sexy style while bringing more content, more safety features, a modest power increase, and 1-mpg rise in EPA highway fuel economy to an impressive 28-mpg with all-wheel drive. As an authorized Acura dealer, Acura Santa Barbara is excited to offer this level of luxury at an affordable price. So come visit Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about our different Acura RDX models and other luxury Acura models.

The Acura RDX is Safe, Smooth, and Stylish

One thing that Acura drivers can always count on is that the designers of their vehicle had safety in mind as a top priority. The Acura RDX is another example of this. Some safety features available for the luxury crossover are:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist – This feature applies brakes to each individual tire as needed to reduce the risk of over or understeering or loss of traction in wet or unstable conditions.
  • Blind Spot Information System – This feature can detect vehicle’s in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 mph. If the driver signals that he/she is changing to that lane, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Multi-View Rear Camera – This feature alerts the driver when they are nearing an object while parking with a series of beeps that becomes more rapid as the driver gets closer. The multi-view rear camera assists the driver in determining the width and depth of parking spots, giving a clear view as to whether there are any obstacles.

In addition to safety, the Acura RDX delivers a smooth driving experience on just about any driving surface, eliminating the annoyance of unkempt pavement. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine pairs well with the six-speed automatic transmission that feels nicely attuned to the engine’s powerband. The result is a consistent and uninterrupted luxurious ride. Visit our knowledgeable Acura-trained sales experts at Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about the Acura RDX and its individuality as an affordable luxury crossover SUV.

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 2016 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
URL:

Smart Cars Continue to Excel in Safety and Efficiency

2017-03-03T10:15:37+00:00March 3rd, 2017|New Vehicles, Safety, smart|

Smart Cars have built a reputation around their superiority in safety and efficiency, and the brand continues on the path of innovation.

As a brand, Smart was designed to introduce a new kind of vehicle to the automotive industry. The brand creates vehicles that are small, fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible, and safe—essentially the perfect vehicle for in-city drivers. Smart cars have been championing optimized fuel efficiency and alternative fuel options for years without forcing drivers to sacrifice safety or sport. With top performance ratings, an enjoyable driving experience, and top safety ratings, Smart car drivers enjoy the best of all worlds.

Recognized for Setting High Safety Standard

The Smart brand employs the brilliant ingenuity of Mercedes-Benz engineers to pave the path for innovation in safety features. Small, efficient, and convenient, Smart cars are the ultimate urban driver. However, due to their small size many drivers have doubts about the safety of these vehicles. With much larger vehicles on the road it seems that it would only make sense that Smart cars should be deemed unsafe in the event of a crash. But, in reality, this is simply not true. In fact, Smart cars are some of the safest vehicles you can find on the road. For example, the 2016 Smart ForTwo was rewarded with the highest possible safety rating—five stars—by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to the car’s steel racecar-style frame and liberal use of high-tech front and side airbags.

Though they are roughly half the size of a traditional vehicle, Smart cars are filled with unique safety features like the Tridion steel safety shell. Similar to a racecar roll cage, the Tridion steel safety shell encloses the interior of the car in a high-strength steel cage that creates a protective shell around the occupants keeping them safe in the event of a crash. Every Smart car is also equipped with Smart’s Electric Stability Program (ESP) that has the ability to detect conditions and situations that might cause the driver to lose control, and assists by adjusting the engine and brakes to enhance handling.

Size and Fuel-Efficiency

Some of the most attractive features of Smart cars are their size and fuel-efficiency. Smaller cars are very convenient for urban drivers, and measuring at just over eight feet long and less than five feet wide, there are few cars, if any, smaller than the 2016 Smart ForTwo. In addition, the Smart ForTwo boasts an impressive 32 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Our team at smart center Santa Barbara invites drivers to stop by and experience the performance and safety features for themselves.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Smart Center Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4265
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

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

Smart Cars Deliver Uncompromising Safety

2016-07-14T10:28:23+00:00July 14th, 2016|Safety, smart|

Safety technology in the smart car continues to evolve as it remains a leader in efficiency and safety on the road.

Smart cars have been championing optimized fuel efficiency and alternative fuel options for years. Smart drivers appreciate both factors and know that they don’t have to sacrifice safety or sport when selecting a more fuel efficient vehicle. Smart drivers have the benefit of knowing they can enjoy the best of everything including top performance ratings and a fun driving experience, in addition to top safety ratings.

Exemplary Safety Standards

Smart cars are engineered by the innovative team at Mercedes-Benz to pioneer safety features in new and better ways. Small, efficient, and convenient, smart cars offer unique benefits paired with reliable safety engineering. Smart cars are an ideal vehicle for urban driving thanks to their easy maneuverability and small size. Though they are tiny, smart cars are filled with safety features such as the patented tridoion safety cell. Similar to a racecar roll cage, the safety cell is made with high-strength steel tridion and creates protective shell around the occupants. When in a collision, the safety cell evenly distributes crash energy to minimize damage and danger. Additionally, a total of eight full-size airbags are equipped throughout the inside of the cabin to further protect the occupants in the event of a crash.

Another unique safety technology built into every smart car is the smart Electronic Stability Program (smart ESP). This program is built to recognize situations that may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and instead adjusts the engine and brakes to optimize handling, keeping the driver in control and out of harm’s way.   Should drivers find the need to brake suddenly, the smart Anti-Lock Braking System (smart ABS) prevents wheels from locking while braking, keeping drivers safely in control.

Additional Crash Safety Features

In addition to these features, smart cars also offer multiple crash management features that provide maximum protection in the event of a collision. For example, seat belt tensioners, belt force limiters, and a collapsible steering column prepare the cabin and passengers while crash management system reduces risk and alerts others by shutting off the engine, unlocking the doors, and turning on the hazard lights.

Our team at smart center Santa Barbara invites drivers to stop by and experience the performance and safety standards for themselves on a test drive. Additionally, now is the time to take advantage of summer savings and purchase incentives available for a limited time only.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Smart Center Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4265
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

BMW Drivers are Prepared for the Unexpected on the Road

2016-04-20T11:04:59+00:00April 20th, 2016|BMW, Safety|

BMW drivers enjoy no-cost benefits of full-time emergency roadside assistance services to keep them going no matter what happens on the road.

No matter how well you prepare and plan, there is always the possibility of an unexpected emergency on the road. That is why BMW offers its celebrated Roadside Assistance program for drivers. Whether you experience a surprise flat tire, an accident, or simply run out of gas along your way, BMW offers dependable service at just the touch of a button. With BMW Roadside Assistance, drivers can have peace of mind knowing BMW is always there for them.

Around-the-Clock Services at No-Cost

BMW Roadside Assistance delivers outstanding travel support 24hours a day, 365 days a year. Coverage includes all 50 states and extends to Canada and Puerto Rico. Whether you need a tow, fuel, or emergency lock-out services, services are available anytime. To make it even more convenient, BMW also offers a smartphone app that uses GPS capabilities to pass on the vehicle’s exact location to the service provider so you can get help quickly. Best of all, services come at no cost and cover anyone driving the car, not just the owner.

Navigation and Travel Planning Services

In addition to around-the-clock emergency services, BMW Roadside Assistance also offers routing information and can help arrange alternate transportation and hotel accommodations if your trip is unexpectedly interrupted. To access Roadside Assistance for emergency or planning services, drivers simply call 800-332-4269 or can access services through the available smartphone app.

Coverage Options

BMW Roadside Assistance is offered for the first four years from purchase of a new BMW vehicle and do not include mileage restrictions. Additionally, BMW Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are covered for the first six years from the purchase date and do not include mileage restrictions. If you have questions about your coverage, you can speak with a friendly sales representative at BMW Santa Barbara or review the details in the Consumer Information Statement offered upon delivery of your vehicle.

While you never expect something to happen, it is nice to know you have a plan in place just in case. So next time you are planning a trip, you can drive with confidence knowing that BMW has you covered for any unexpected complications or delays on the road.

About BMW Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized BMW dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles. The sales department at Santa Barbara Auto Group has one purpose – to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery. The professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high integrity approach to every ownership experience. Santa Barbara Auto Group also features a dedicated professional service department and a state-of-the-art facility offering the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and highly skilled factory-trained technicians to deliver efficient quality vehicle care.

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 BMW models including the BMW 2-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, or i8 models, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

BMW Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4251
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

Be among the First to Own the New Jaguar XE or Jaguar F-PACE

2016-03-21T17:38:39+00:00March 21st, 2016|Jaguar|

Santa Barbara drivers can now reserve the new Jaguar XE or Jaguar F-PACE with Jaguar Santa Barbara.

Jaguar is releasing a variety of exciting new vehicles in 2016, and at Jaguar Santa Barbara we want our customers to be among the first to own the latest models. Drivers do not have to wait until the release of the highly-anticipated Jaguar XE or the Jaguar F-PACE to make their claim on one of the new models. In fact, customers can be one of the first to own either of these models by making an online reservation.

The online reservation process is simple. All that is required is for customers to place a $500 reservation deposit. This deposit ensures you have access to the Jaguar model you want. The service also provides complimentary built-in navigation plus a credit towards your first month payment up to $800 on an approved lease or loan through Jaguar Financial Group. Interested drivers can contact a helpful representative at Jaguar Santa Barbara to learn how they can place their reservation.

This leaves just one question…which model do you prefer? Both the Jaguar XE and the Jaguar F-PACE offer unprecedented improvements and performance features.

The Jaguar XE

We love this model because it was built to break all expectations of what a compact luxury sport sedan could be. Faster, lighter, more agile, and more sophisticated that others before it, the Jaguar XE is an ideal sports vehicle that will be available for just $34,900 base MSRP. It provides a memorable driving experience that features a light chassis for improved agility and advanced technology such as the All-Surface Progress Control and JaguarDrive Control™ to provide even greater capability on the road.

The Jaguar F-PACE

The Jaguar F-PACE offers uncompromising power, performance, design and functionality as the first ever performance crossover vehicle from Jaguar. The brand is dedicated to engineering top-level performance vehicles and has gone the extra mile to ensure everything from the exterior components to the luxury interior and every driving, safety, and technology system in between functions at its best within any environment. It is a new hallmark of Jaguar engineering offering the practical functionality similar to an SUV coupled with the performance and handling of a sport sedan and the luxury finish of all Jaguar vehicles. It is lightweight, assertive, and offers the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies without compromising the driving experience. Drivers will find that it provides the power they imagine in a sports vehicle, combined with the sophisticated refinement they expect from the Jaguar brand.

About Jaguar Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Jaguar dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Jaguar 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. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Jaguar 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 Jaguar models including the new Jaguar XE or Jaguar F-TYPE, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Jaguar Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4249
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Audi Drivers Enjoy Top Safety Performance with 2016 Audi A3, A6, and Q5

2016-02-18T12:30:15+00:00February 18th, 2016|Audi, Safety|

Audi Santa Barbara celebrates top safety awards given to the 2016 Audi A3, Audi A6, and Audi Q5 for their exceptional performance on the IIHS crash safety tests.

At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we stand behind our brands’ commitment to driver safety. We are a luxury dealer and pride ourselves in offering a wide array of premium vehicles that meet and exceed the strictest safety standards to protect our customers and their family and friends on the road. It is exciting to learn about the many new design and safety advancements different brands are making in this market. We are always proud to offer the best brands that feature the most impactful safety technology and performance features. As a result, we are pleased to announce that Audi has earned the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the 2016 Audi A3, Audi A6, and Audi Q5. All three vehicles were recently tested and received the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award when equipped with the optional Driver Assistance package.

Audi Offers Leading Safety Technology

This is great news for drivers looking for a new car that provides the best in safety technology. Audi has long been a leader in automotive technology and these awards further confirm their dedication to occupant safety.   To determine the ranking, the IIHS tests the car based on two aspects of safety including how well a vehicle protects the occupants during a crash (crashworthiness) and technology that can prevent a crash or reduce the severity (crash avoidance and mitigation). With the Driver Assistance package, the vehicles earned a “good” rating in all crash categories including Small Overlap Front Crash and front crash prevention. The Driver Assistance package includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Audi active lane assist
  • High beam assist
  • Audi parking system plus (available on the Audi Q5)

In addition to offering leading performance, luxury design, and meticulous craftsmanship, Audi is dedicated to providing outstanding safety features and driver assistance programs in each of the newest models and the Audi A3, A6, and Q5 further exemplify this commitment to safety excellence. To learn more about the innovate safety technology used in these popular 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 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 Earns Top IIHS Safety Ratings on Every Vehicle in 2015

2016-01-29T02:43:23+00:00January 11th, 2016|Acura, Safety|

Drivers enjoy industry-leading safety features in each model of the 2016 Acura line-up.

(Santa Barbara, CA) Acura has now earned the designation of 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ across its entire model line. The accomplishment came as a result of the 2016 ILX and RDX earning TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHS this fall. Acura is the first luxury brand to earn a top safety rating from the IIHS for every model and is proud to have achieved such an important feat.

“Acura is dedicated to providing innovative safety technology with every vehicle and we are so proud to offer a full line-up of models that provide drivers the highest safety standards,” shares Acura Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Scott Westbrook.

Both the 2016 ILX and the 2016 RDX received considerable enhancements for 2016 including the most advanced safety features to date.   Both offer the new suite of safety and driver assisted technologies known as AcuraWatch™. These systems provide drivers with information they need to be more aware of their surroundings to avoid dangerous situations or mitigate the severity of a collision. The system includes features such as:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning

In addition to these technologies, 2016 Acura vehicles also feature enhanced crash-safety designs thanks to the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ technology implemented in each model. This design helps to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle to better protect the driver and occupants in the event of a collision.

Drivers can learn more about the innovative safety technologies featured in each 2016 Acura model by visiting Acura Santa Barbara or viewing the latest information online.

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
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