5 Safest cars 2017
When buying a car, there are many factors to consider, and one of them, is safety. However, some buyers rather opt for exterior or performance; but then again, safety is priority especially when it comes to your own life. According to carbuyer.co, the way to measure a car’s safety is through crash test and each test scores in four different areas; adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assistance.
Let’s list down 5 safest vehicles of year 2017!
This is one of the safest car Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) has tested this year. It has an overall five star rating and a 96% adult occupant score. This car also features a pedestrian monitoring system that alerts drivers if there are pedestrians at the side of the road. In worst case scenarios, the bonnet will pop up to reduce head injuries for pedestrian. The new five door coupe come with emergency assist 2.0 which senses it when the driver has gone unresponsive and takes over the whole mechanical system.
Volvo V90 Estate
Volvo has always been known for one thing, “Safety”. Volvo has invented the three-point seatbelt in 1959 and that is stamped on the buckle of its cars. Until today, Volvo is still on the list. With no surprise, their ratings for all components are high. The Volvo V90 features an adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assistance (Pilot assist), and oncoming lane mitigation and an advanced braking system called City Safe with Steer Assist.
Audi has been known for its technology and is climbing the market rapidly. It is also known for its crash-prevention system with a superior rating. Many test drivers praised this model for its interior technology and the sporty handling. It has also earned a five star rating for overall crash safety.
Mercedes Benz E-Class
The E-class models are one of the safest cars on the road according to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The E-class offers high-tech occupant protection components that prepares the car for a crash. The active brake assist can warn the driver of imminent crash situations and it provides the right level of assistance in the event of sudden braking. There is also the car-to-X communication where an exchange of information on the mobile phone can be passed on to other vehicles further ahead of the road.
The car’s new global platform architecture makes the car stable and secure on the road. Every Impreza features a rear view camera, automatic reverse braking, blind spot detection and the camera based eye-sight system to minimize collisions and keep the car in its lane. In America, the Impreza is not only one of the safest car on the road, but it is also the most affordable. Talk about value for money!