Buying a car is a big decision, and there are many factors to consider when purchasing a new vehicle. Undoubtedly, safety is one of the most critical factors because if you are ever in a car accident, you need to make sure you and your loved ones are safe.
With this in mind, Sansone & Lauber offers you the vehicles with the highest safety ratings of 2019, specifically considering the safety features each car has.
Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducts crash tests and scores vehicles according to its five-star ratings program. Five stars signifies the highest score, and one star is the lowest. The agency considers crashworthiness and crash avoidance/mitigation in its evaluation of performance standards.
Let’s take a look at some of the vehicles with the highest safety ratings of 2019.
Toyota Prius Prime
USN Safety Score: 9.6/10
The Toyota Prius Prime is not just environmentally friendly, it’s also a great choice for safety. The Prius Prime is a hybrid hatchback that earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and performed very well in crash tests.
The Prius Prime features a rearview camera in addition to its Toyota Safety Sense Package, which contains many advanced safety features, including emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and automatic high beams. This car can help you stay aware of your surroundings from every angle, and has earned its spot as a top safety choice this year.
USN Safety Score: 9.7/10
The Volkswagen Atlas is an excellent safe choice for families that need a sturdy midsized SUV. The Atlas scored IIHS’s highest rating of “Good” in the six standard tests, and NHTSA gave it a five-star overall rating.
The Atlas comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a post-collision braking system. Some optional safety features you can add to your Atlas are a surround-view camera system and parallel parking assist. This VW model spares nothing in the way of safety, making it a top choice for 2019.
USN Safety Score: 9.8/10
Starting at just $26,354, the Subaru Outback is a more cost-conscious choice than many of its more luxury competitors, but with the same high level of safety. Like the Atlas, the Outback scored IIHS’s “Good” rating in the six standard crash tests, and received NHTSA’s five-star overall rating as well.
Every 2019 Outback is equipped with the EyeSight active safety package, which includes adaptive cruise control, sway warning, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, pre-collision braking, and lane keep assist. This vehicle comes standard with many thoughtful safety features, and you can even add extras, such as automatic high beams for safer nighttime traveling.
USN Safety Score: 9.9/10
If a midsize sedan is what suits your needs, the Mazda6 is top safety choice. This Mazda achieved Top Safety Pick status from IIHS when equipped with specific headlights this year, and it also received NHTSA’s five-star overall rating.
The Mazda6 also touts a “Good” IIHS score in the six standard crash tests. Even the base model of this Mazda offers stellar safety features, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, pedestrian detection, and more.
As for upgrades, you can add a 360-degree camera option, allowing you to be completely aware of your surroundings at all times.
Call Sansone & Lauber, If You’ve Been Hurt
Even if you prioritize safety, accidents can happen when those you share the road with aren’t as conscientious.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in the St. Louis area, Sansone & Lauber Trial Lawyers want to help you. Our firm has received Top Trial Lawyers in America recognition, and we have a demonstrated history of helping clients achieve maximum settlements.
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