Top 5 Safest Vehicles On The Road
Safety is a very important factor for anyone buying an automobile and people are always searching for the safest vehicles to protect their loved ones. With the increasing population and the number of cars that are available in the market, more accidents can take place in a day. Regardless of how safe you are as a driver, the risk of getting into an unfortunate event would always be there. Nonetheless, drivers still have their hopes high because unlike before, there are more cars that put a premium on their safety features.
Below is a list of the safest cars in 2017 so far as determined by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS based their study on the number of deaths per million registered vehicle years. One registered vehicle year is equivalent to one year that one car is registered. This was done so that there would be a standard for the varying number of car models bought and used on the road.
For 2017, the safety standards set by the IIHS included (1) passing five crash tests, (2) getting an advanced or excellent rating for front crash technology, and (3) having a good rating for headlights.
Here Are The Top Safest Vehicles On The Road:
- Toyota Prius Prime
The Toyota Prius Prime is a leading vehicle in the safety department. Aside from the perfect scores, it got in the IIHS crash tests, it also has high-technology advancements. For example, it has an automatic emergency brake system and adaptive cruise control.
As a hybrid, it is also capable of smoothly transitioning from an electric-run to gasoline-run engine and vice versa. After 25 miles of electric use, it will automatically switch to gasoline.
- Subaru Impreza
Subaru’s 2017 model for the Impreza has greatly improved its safety features. For one, it already has an EyeSight suite for electronic safety and driver assistance mechanisms. However, it is still an all-wheel drive just like all Subaru cars.
There is one more thing to love about this car – it is the least expensive of all the cars on this list. It has a base price of just $18,395.
- Genesis G80
The Genesis G80 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ score plus a five-star rating on all crash tests for the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). Complete with emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, it has easily become one of the safest vehicles in luxury cars for 2017. To add to that, it has advancements like blind spot warning, lane change alert, and rear cross traffic alert. When it comes to the headlights, it has LED lights with high beam control.
- Audi A6
The Audi A6 has been rated with a Top Safety Pick+ similar to that of last year’s. It has an anti-lock braking system, speed-sensitive steering, active lane warning system and much more. Some of these features were carried over from previous models and some were just new additions to this car’s safety features. Audi also offers a Driver Assistance Package wherein you can add more features that suit your preference when it comes to safety.
- Mazda CX-9 2-wheel drive
Although it hasn’t undertaken NHTSA tests, it has already become a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. Similar to the cars on this list, the Mazda CX-9 is equipped with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and automatic high beams. It was also given a good rating for its forward-collision warning feature. But what is impressive with this SUV’s safety features is that they can be adjusted to fit the driver’s preference.
We hope you took away a lot of knowledge from this list of the top safest vehicles on the road. Pick one up if you can!
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