IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity.
Do you believe in all of these automobile crushworthiness ratings and does it affect your decision?
I have an old car that doesn't score good in the crushworthiness tests. I wonder whether I should upgrade to a new model. Did you upgrade yours based on the ratings?