Which Car Brands are the Safest?
When people are shopping for cars, one of the most important things they look out for is the vehicle’s safety especially for family vehicles. Everyone wants a car that has enough safety features to prevent accidents from happening or minimize the damages and injuries caused in the event of an unavoidable accident. The safety rating of a vehicle also plays a key role when auto insurance companies are calculating your premiums. The more the safety features, the lower the risk of an accident, hence the lower the premiums charged. The following is a list of some of the safest car brands available today:
Lexus - Lexus has a wide variety of vehicle types, from small luxury cars to large luxury SUVs, and luxury sports cars. A few Lexus vehicles, such as the luxury midsize GS, score a perfect 10 out of 10 on the U News safety score. Lexus offers a variety of safety features, such as forward collision warning, automatic braking, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear and front parking sensors, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, head-up display, and a driver drowsiness monitor. Although not all features are available in all Lexus models, most of them are.
BMW - Like Lexus, BMW also offers a long list of diverse vehicles, from sports sedans, to high-performance SUVs, to hyper cars. All BMWs that were taken through crash tests scored an almost perfect US News safety score. The lowest in the lineup was the X which scored 9.4 out of 10. This is more than some brands can offer with their best brands. BMW offers almost every active safety feature offered by Lexus, with a few notable extras such as speed limit detection, parallel parking assist, slide collision prevention, and night vision.
Mercedes-Benz - Mercedes-Benz has a similar vehicle lineup as BMW with both brands having been in stiff competition for many decades. As a result of this competition, Mercedes-Benz also has invested heavily in research to improve their safety standards on their vehicles; research that has paid off. The automaker has made its name for always having advanced safety systems on their vehicles. Unlike many brands, Mercedes-Benz provides valuable safety features as a standard in most of their vehicles. This includes crosswind assist, driver drowsiness monitoring system, Mercedes Pre-Safe (prepares a vehicle for a potential accident by tightening seatbelts and closing windows), and many other features, some of which you must pay extra for.
Tesla - When it comes to automaker, Tesla has always been viewed as sort of an outlier. Being the leading electric car manufacturer, Tesla also invests a lot on research to ensure their cars are also recognized as some of the safest. All Tesla cars come standard with advanced safety features like lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, autonomous driving among other cool features.
Volvo - For many decades, the Volvo name has been associated with vehicle safety, so much so that they market their vehicles primarily using their reputation for safety. The company has a vision of ensuring there are no fatalities or injuries in their vehicles after 22020. Volvos come with a multitude of safety features, many of which are standard on most of their models. Some of the notable features include the Park Assist Pilot which parks the car for you and the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous system which allows the car to drive itself on the highway under certain conditions.