The Safest Mid-Size SUVs
When it comes to safety, you have a lot to consider. Midsize SUVs, today, are among the safest rides around—hitting the market every year with new, freshly redesigned models built to last. All SUVs are created different, however, and a few stick out from the rest. If you want to pick up one of the highest-crash-rated vehicles around, you’ll need to know what to look for.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rate crash-worthiness based upon a vehicle’s performance in various crash tests. Then, the U.S. News & World Report utilizes these scores to assign safety ratings.
Below, we’re comparing the top-three safest mid-size SUVs around. Each has the added benefit of having enough from for a ProClip Mount, too, so you’re never cruising the town with distracted hands.
The Subaru Forester
Subaru’s much-loved Forester is back, matching form with function. The contemporary mid-size SUV packs large windows, square doors, a space-efficient design and fuel-efficient technology. Safety was a priority this year, the 2018 Forester got Excellent ratings across the board, spanning from driver visibility to crash tests. Subaru’s EyeSight, lane-departure assistance and forward-collision warning systems have made driving it a breeze.
The Honda CR-V V
The Honda CR-V V is another safe pick, boasting forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking and an Excellent rating in the IIHS small overlap crash test. This year’s CR-V offers a number of onboard amenities, including a backup camera and a power driver seat. One of the coziest rides around, the CR-V V is the perfect mid-size SUV to use your ProClip mounting device in.
The Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 has been given several safety amenities to improve upon last-year’s model. It’s also available in a frugal hybrid version which achieves 31 mpg. Highly responsive, secure and comfortable, the Toyota RAV4 is a great town-cruiser filled to the brim with onboard entertainment. The XLE version has a sunroof, automatic climate control and an adaptable entertainment system. If you love your weekend outings, consider getting the RAV4 for its town-cruising vibe to complement your ProClip mount and smartphone.
Safety always comes first, so make sure you’re picking a vehicle capable of having long-haul journeys while being crash-resistant. These mid-size SUVs are incredibly intuitive, and each is capable of withstanding the test of time while keeping comfort as a priority.