It doesn’t matter if you drive on your own or have a family to take with you – car safety is one of the most important parameters when shopping for a new ride. Some car manufacturers and models are known for being exceptionally safe and implementing the latest car safety technologies, while others are notorious for being less than safe. Check out these 10 best cars for safety of 2017!
1. Volkswagen Tiguan
The Volkswagen Tiguan has been always marketed to family buyers, and, given that it’s one of the safest cars of the last decade, you can buy a Tiguan for your household and drive it with confidence. Both children and adults can enjoy thorough protection in case of any kind of impact, given that there are high quality child car seats installed in the back row.
2. Hyundai Elantra
The newest version of Elantra is a top safety car thanks to its front crash prevention mechanism, which is optional in the 2017 model. Plus, starting from 2016, the Elantra has been equipped with an emergency auto brake and pedestrian detection feature. However, even older Hyundai Elantra versions are one of the safest small car picks today.
3. Toyota Prius
Toyota is generally one of the safest car brands around, and nearly every Toyota produced in the last 20 years could have easily made the top safety list. The Prius, which popularized the segment of hybrid vehicles, has a lot to offer in terms of safety. Even the most extreme car safety test proved its ability to protect the lives and health of the occupants.
4. Ford Fusion
This midsize sedan has gone through endless crash tests from the most reputable institutions, and each one of these tests supported the Fusion’s excellent safety parameters. The Ford Fusion has many reasons for its popularity – namely, fuel economy and effortless maintenance – and safety characteristics simply add to its charm.
5. Peugeot 3008
The 3008 model is one of the biggest recent successes for Peugeot, and its success, at least partially, can be easily explained by its outstanding safety features. Besides the standard safety parameters that ensure protection in case of a collision, the Peugeot 3008 also boasts high-end features like emergency brakes, although this feature is optional rather than standard.
6. Audi Q7
Like most prestige cars, the Audi Q7 doesn’t lack cutting-edge functionality when it comes to safety. This model has been through all kinds of safety tests and delivered excellent results in every parameter, from roof strength to rollover. Surely, this kind of safety is expected from a car as luxurious and expertly designed as the Q7, but it’s still very comforting to know that you are protected.
7. Hyundai Santa Fe
SUVs are traditionally very popular with family buyers, which is why the Hyundai Santa Fe, like all other SUVs, had a lot of expectations to meet in terms of safety. Luckily, the Santa Fe passed the safety checks with flying colors. This model gets better and better equipped with every new release, which means that the newer your Hyundai Santa Fe is, the better safety level you can expect.
8. Kia Sportage
This Korean car brand has many reasons for its popularity with buyers, and safety characteristics are definitely on top. The Kia Sportage is currently one of Kia’s best selling vehicles, which is why it’s important to know that it’s completely safe to drive. The biggest factor influencing its safety rating is the front crash prevention system, although the security features don’t end there.
9. Volvo XC60
Volvo is renowned around the world as one of the safest cars to own and it has always been like that, which is why it’s not surprising that the Volvo XC60 made the top safety list again. One of the most noteworthy safety parameters is the pedestrian detection feature that automatically applies brakes in case there is a risk of an accident.
10. Mercedes E-Class
It’s safe to say that German automotive brands are leaders when it comes to car safety, and the Mercedes E-Class is the best proof there can be. Its construction, materials, and cutting-edge technology allow the E-Class to be called one of the safest vehicles not only in its class, but all around the car market.
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