New Car: Which Ones Have the Best Safety Ratings

When it comes to your car, here are the best safety ratings.

The days in which everyone wanted a muscle car, or an exotic sports car are beginning to come to a close. While these cars are still very attractive, most people want a little bit more practicality out of their vehicles. Safety is becoming an increasingly important criteria for cars nowadays. Those with teenagers are especially worried about the safety of their car. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for those that value safety as a primary concern. Here are the top cars that have the best safety ratings.


Dodge Dart

You may not be able to tell from looking at it, but the 2013 Dodge Dart is a Top Safety Pick car. While it looks extremely sporty, the car performed quite well in all crash test, and it performed especially well in the moderate overlap frontal test. In this test, the car is traveling 40 MPH towards a two-foot tall barrier. 40% of the width of the vehicle strikes the barrier on the driver side. In what seems like a very dangerous crash situation, the Dart excelled.


Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is also a picture of safety. The 2013 Honda Civic easily performed well enough to get recognized as a Top Safety Pick. Ever since 2006, the Honda Civic has been able to get good ratings in every category. This makes the Honda Civic a living legend when it comes to safety. The 2013 Honda Civic also has five airbags and an emergency trunk release. When looking at all different types of this particular car, check to see if there are any used cars for sale in NJ.


Volvo S60

Can’t have a top safety list without a Volvo being on here somewhere. Some stereotypes exist for a reason, and this is a good reason. The S60 has advanced safety features like Driver Alert Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning, among other things. Corner Traction Control is interesting because it can direct torque across the car to enhance grip in aggressive moves. This gives you better handling if you find yourself needing to swerve out of the way. The Volvo S60 is a safe car in a way that a lot of others aren’t. While other cars try to ensure that the driver and passengers are safe in a crash, the S60 tries to make sure that you never get into a crash in the first place.


Subaru Outback

The 2014 Subaru Outback is one of the safest family vehicles you can possibly buy. It has standard all-wheel drive, and also has traction and stability control systems with anti-lock brakes. There are an impressive six airbags and there is even special technology, called Eyesight, that looks out for obstacles in the road.


All in all, there are plenty of different cars for people that want to make sure they or their family is safe driving. On the plus side, not all of them look like an old school Volvo. They’re all nice cars that are still fun to drive.

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