If you are in the market for a used car, and who isn’t, it pays to include the safety ratings of the cars in your assessment process.
The RACQ has a comprehensive database of used car safety ratings which has been compiled from over 5 million vehicles reported in road crashes.
While new car safety ratings are compiled from crash test data, these used car ratings are calculated using data from millions of police reports on actual crashes involving a range of drivers and all types of driving conditions.
This gives you insight into how your planed vehicle of choice actually performed in real world situations.
If you are in the market for a used car it will be worth downloading the following two resources by the RACQ.
Download the Used Car Safety Ratings 2014 brochure (PDF, 141.5KB)
Download Used Car Safety Rating Chart 2014 Download PDF (141.5 KB) Updated 09 Sep 2014