One of the most important things to consider when shopping for a car is its safety. It is crucial to know how well a vehicle can protect its occupants when an accident occurs and the kind of safety technology that it is equipped with before buying it.
This article shows a list of the top 10 safest rated cars based on scores and reviews received from the independent organization that crash tests cars (Euro NCAP) and other car safety certifications in order to provide a rating.
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- Mazda 3
- Chrysler 200
- Mercedes C-Class saloon
- Mercedes GLA-Class SUV
- 2016 Nissan Maxima
- 2016 Toyota Avalon
- Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
- Volvo V40 Hatchback
- XC90 SUV
The Mazda 3 comes from a family of compact hatchbacks and sedans. It already earns recognition as the most fun-to-drive and best-looking cars in its class. So saying that it is one of the safest vehicles on the road is just an icing on the cake. The car was given an excellent safety rating after receiving superior scores during tests.
The Mazda 3 features a blind spot monitoring system, a rear cross traffic alert system, and a rearview camera with the available forward collision warning systems and smart city brake support. The forward collision warning system uses laser sensors to anticipate any imminent collision. Finally, with its activate emergency braking system you can get safety systems that typically require a luxury badge even in a vehicle that is still quite affordable.
The 2016 Chrysler 200 has an improved automatic braking and a base four-cylinder engine system which gives it a superior rating and makes it a top safety pick. It is the only Detroit-based brand of cars to get an excellent safety rating. Test drivers praised its relatively nimble handling and midsize precise steering system.
Mercedes C-Class saloon
The Mercedes C-Class comes with a range of cutting-edge technology when it comes to electronic safety systems. This feature ensures that you are not just well protected in the event of an accident, but you are also less likely to get into one.
Euro NCAP applauds the Mercedes C-Class due to its pre-safe system. The system tightens the vehicles seat belts and alters the front seat position to offer occupants excellent protection. Another feature of this system is that it alerts you if you are getting drowsy on the wheel.
Mercedes GLA-Class SUV
Despite being similar to Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes GLA achieved a greater score from Euro NCAP. It scored high marks in safety tests designed to simulate side-impact collision and in all other the categories of the adult occupant protection test.
The GLA also had an excellent score for child occupant protection. It comes with an automatic deactivation feature for its front passenger airbag.
2016 Volkswagen Passat
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat comes with an improved crash test rating and added automatic braking system. The car is rated as a top safety pick. Test drivers praised the car calling it a comfortable ride with large space for passengers. It comes with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine and an optional V-6 engine.
2016 Nissan Maxima
The 2016 Maxima was improved in terms of performance as shown in a difficult overlap crash test. With an added automatic braking system it is a guaranteed top safety pick.The 2016 Maxima has been praised for its quick acceleration (thanks to its 300-horsepower, V-6 engine). When on high speed, hitting the vehicle’s gas pedal gives a swift response.
2016 Toyota Avalon
The 2016 Avalon is a top safety pick compared to previous models given its addition of an automatic braking system for collision avoidance.
This automatic braking technology got a superior rating in safety tests. For day-to-day driving, the vehicle is praised for its power and swift acceleration V-6 engine as well as providing a smooth ride and nimble handling.
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
The Discovery Sport is a huge improvement on the previous Freelander model. It was able to beat its predecessor in the safety department with a good score for adult occupant protection and safety assist due to its very efficient autonomous braking system. It’s effective braking system significantly reduces the severity and likelihood of accidents.
Volvo V40 Hatchback
Volvo V40 matches XC90 in all categories. And Like the XC90 its also scored very high in all safety tests conducted with an excellent rating for both adult occupant protection, and the safety assists category. Its innovative external airbag gave it a fantastic score for pedestrian protection.
Volvo is well-known for how safe its cars are (with innovative features developed to keep occupants safe) made. All that ingenuity and expertise has been put to goo
d use in the manufacturing of Volvo XC90, which is currently one of the safest cars today based on Euro NCAP tests. The car was given a fantastic safety test score and is approved for all categories of occupants.
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