The Safest Vehicles You Can Buy in 2020
This is the perfect time to buy a new vehicle. Most of the latest models are loaded with safeguards, many of which were unavailable merely a couple years ago. However, no two makes and models are exactly the same. Some of this year’s vehicles are particularly safe while others lack the safeguards necessary to provide the utmost protection. Let’s take a quick look at the safest vehicles on the market.
The Safest Cars
When it comes to diminutive vehicles, also known as minicars, the Kia Rio is one of the safest. The new Rio is a 4-door hatchback with plenty of space for a vehicle of its size. The new Rio features a bevy of safeguards including optional front crash protection. Other minicars with high marks for safety include the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio 4-door sedan. If you are looking for a vehicle in the small car category, the Hyundai Elantra GT 4-door hatchback is remarkably safe. The sedan version of the Elantra also earned high safety scores to boot. The Acura RDX receives top safety marks for its superior front crash prevention. The new RDX earned the highest possible rating for all IIHS tests, partially because of its Advance Compatibility Engineering body structure, eight airbags and brand new uber-strong steel door stiffener rings.
The Safest SUVs
The BMW X3 is one of the safest SUVs on the road as it avoided a collision in each of the three IIHS collision avoidance tests. The vehicle’s Driving Assistance Plus safety package really does have the potential to save your life. The Driving Assistance Plus package includes blind spot detection, active lane-keeping assist and collision mitigation. Though the Hyundai Kona is not exactly a luxury SUV, it is surprisingly safe for its comparably small size. The new Kona has uber-bright LED headlights on its Ultimate and Limited trims. The Kona’s advanced safety equipment includes high-beam assist, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning and forward collision avoidance. Additional top safety picks in the SUV category include the Hyundai Tucson, the Lexus UX, the Mazda CX-3 and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
The Safest Trucks
If you are on the prowl for a new truck, the Honda Ridgeline Crew cab pickup qualifies as a top safety pick. Ridgeline safety features include optional front crash prevention, standard daytime running lights, optional blind spot detection and optional lane departure warning/prevention. The Ram 1500 Crew cab pickup is also quite safe. The 2020 Ram 1500 is the first full-size truck to win the Top Safety Pick plus award. The new Ram scored the best possible rating of “Good” in each of the half dozen crashworthiness tests. The Ram features optional adaptive LED projector-style LED headlights along with high-beam assist. The vehicle features a patented construction design known as frame-rail that mitigates impact in the event of a frontal crash.
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