Safety is one of the biggest factors when individuals consider buying a new vehicle, so much in fact, many auto companies even create entire ad campaigns based on specific safety features of their cars. And while there are hundreds of new models for sale, only a handful can be considered the best new vehicles for safety. Listed below are five of the safest new vehicles available on the market.
The criteria considered for this list include the number of standard safety features, the number of innovative safety features, as well as recent safety and crash test ratings. This list includes cars and SUVs in the luxury and affordable automobile class.
The Audi A4 has received a 2018 top safety pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This small-sized luxury sedan features a number of innovative safety features as standard. Standard safety features include driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front passenger occupant detection for airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake pressure distribution, electronic stability control, and a tire pressure monitoring system. In its crash rating test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Audi A4 scored 'good,' the highest score, on crashworthiness the driver's side, passenger's side of the vehicle, as well as on the roof of the sedan. The vehicle also scored a top 'good' rating on the ease of use of the child seat anchors.
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