If you are in the market for purchasing a new car, you are likely interested in selecting a safe vehicle. There are currently so many safe vehicles out there that choosing one can be difficult. While you may have an idea regarding the look and overall style you would like in a new car, there are also practical matters to consider.
No matter how experienced you are as a driver, there is always a possibility that you will be involved in a motor vehicle accident. The safer the vehicle, the more likely it is to protect you and any passengers should you be involved in a collision. Here are some of the safest cars in 2020. All of these cars were named Top Safety Pick+ vehicles, which is the highest IIHS safety award.
Mazda3 and Mazda6 Sedan
Mazda had the most Top Safety Pick winners for 2020. In fact, the 2020 Mazda CX-3, CX-5, Mazda6, and Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback have all been named a Top Safety Pick+. The Mazda 3 and the Mazda 6 were both safety award winners. The Mazda3 sedan also received an award for being the 2020 world car design of the year.
Mazdas include an i-Activsense Safety Technology. This technology uses milliwave radars as well as cameras to help you avoid collisions and keep you in tune with your surroundings. These security features help you remain focused on the road and drive confidently. Research has shown that this technology helps people avoid collisions and reduces the severity of car accidents when they are unavoidable.
Mazda CX-5 and CX-3 Crossover Vehicles
The Mazda CX-5 and CX03 are incredibly popular motor vehicles. Mazda has continued to expand its line of crossover vehicles. Mazda crossover vehicles are perfect for those who like the higher ride and also want all-while drive. Commuters who want a smaller SUV love the compact size. All of Mazda’s newer vehicles come with i-Activsense Safety Technology. Each CX model is designed to offer users the largest cabin space possible to maximize every inch.
Toyota Camrys have been well-known as some of the safest sedans for years. Once again, the 2020 Toyota Camry has been awarded the Top Safety Pick+ award. Toyota Camrys include the following safety features:
- A Star Safety System which includes enhanced vehicle stability control, traction control, 4-wheel anti-lock brake system, and Smart Stop Technology
- Ten airbags including driver and frog passenger Advanced Airbag System
- Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats
- 3-point seatbelts
- Latch (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
- Child-protection rear door locks and power windows
- Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
- Side-impact door beams
Subaru Outback and Forester
The Subaru Outback has received an extremely high safety score of 0.8 from the U.S. News and World Report. The car received a superior rating for front crash prevention results. The Subaru Outback features driver airbags, passenger airbags, front head airbags, rear head airbags, brake assist, electronic stability control, and lane-keeping assist, among other features.
The 2020 Honda Insight has a more subdued styling. This car is a sensible small hybrid vehicle with excellent fuel economy. It combines comfort with practicality. The Honda Insight comes with a collision mitigation braking system. It also comes with the lane-keeping assist, which warns you if your vehicle is drifting out of its lane.
Honda Insights will also correct steering back to the center of the lane if you do not respond. The Honda Insight also comes with Honda LaneWatch, which projects a view of the car’s blind spot when the turn signal becomes activated. The lane watch will show you when another vehicle or object is present.
The Nissan Maxima was another great contender this year when it comes to safety. Nissan Altimas are popular sedans that come at an affordable price point. Nissan Maximas come with all of the following features:
- Driver airbag
- Passenger, passenger, front head, rear head, front side, and rear side airbags
- 4-wheel ABS
- 4-wheel Disc Brakes
- Brake Assist
- Electronic Stability Control
- Daytime Running Lights
- Child Safety Locks
- Traction Control
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Lane Departure Warning
Hyundai Genesis G70 and G80
The Hyundai Genesis is the first luxury vehicle on our list. With a starting price of $35,895, the Hyundai Genesis is still a relatively affordable luxury vehicle. These vehicles are perfect for customers who are into a sportier-looking vehicle. This vehicle drives like a classic luxury sedan. Along with an excellent list of features, Hyundai Genesis vehicles are also incredibly safe. The Hyundai Genesis comes with a 5-star safety rating from the U.S. Department of Transportation. That organization gave the Genesis G80 its highest safety rating.
The Lexus NX 300 is a luxury compact SUV. This small crossover vehicle is incredibly reliable and has a comfortable interior. This vehicle comes with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0. This system provides standard driver assistance, a rearview camera, a pre-collision detection system with pedestrian and bicyclist detection. It also includes lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and traffic sign recognition.
Tesla Model 3
Safety is one of the most important parts of the Tesla Model 3 design. The metal structure of the Model 3 is a combination of steel and aluminum for maximum strength. The Model 3 resisted the weight of four times its own mass in roof-crush tests, even with its all-glass roof. Tesla Model 3 cars also have impact-absorbing rails as well as center polar reinforcements. The Tesla Model 3 has an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA. The Model 3 has incredible side impact protection and one of the lowest risks of rolling over of any sedan currently on the road.
If You are Injured in a Car Accident, Contact an Attorney Right Away
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