Top 5 Safest Automobiles for Preventing Injuries in an Accident
When shopping for a new automobile, potential customers take into consideration the safety, affordability, performance, visual appeal, reliability and built-in features. Of these factors to consider, the safety feature is almost always the deal breaker. After all, you would want to keep yourself and your loved ones safe while on the road, correct?
The good news is that a list of the top performing automobiles based on safety tests are annually released. Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conduct yearly safety checks to come up with the safest automobile list.
Criteria for Automobile Safety Evaluation
Advanced technology for headlights.
Has proactive prevention for crashes.
Has industry leading crash protection for front, rear, side, and rollover.
After careful evaluation and rigid safety crash tests, the IIHS and NHTSA have come up with a list for the 2018 safest automobiles. These are:
Toyota Camry – 2018
The remodeled Camry safety features includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision system with detection technology for pedestrians, lane departure warning with steering assistance, and automatic high beams. Source: Clawson Truck Center (featured below)
Honda Accord – 2018
The remodeled Accord safety features include lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, collision mitigating braking, and forward collision warning.
Honda Civic – 2018
The Civic has a superior optional front crash prevention system. Add on features include the Honda Sensing Suite that has lane keep assist, warning for lane departure, mitigation for road departure, adaptive cruise control, mitigating braking for collision, and forward collision warning.
Subaru WRX Sedan – 2018
The WRX sedan has superior features for optional forward crash prevention. The safety features include lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, rear cross traffic alert, reverse automatic braking, pre-collision braking, and adaptive cruise control. It also comes equipped with Subaru’s Starlink Safety and Security telematics system.
Subaru Impreza – 2018
The Impreza features blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and reverse automatic braking. It also exhibited good ratings for all the evaluation criteria, which is considered to be a rare occurrence. Subaru’s EyeSight Safety suite is an optional add-on feature.