Even though 2017 is coming to a close, you can still consider buying a 2017 model that has all the safety features of the latest and greatest 2018 models. Safety is an important selling point for many consumers who want to rely on state-of-the-art features that can ensure their safety on the roadways, such as Electronic Stability Control, or ESC, which automatically reduces speed and can brake individual wheels as needed if a rollover is imminent. A study performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on NBCNews.com found that ESC reduces the risk of deaths in single-vehicle crashes by more than 50 percent, decreasing the likelihood of a rollover accident by 80 percent.
Among the top factors consumers care about when purchasing new cars are brand loyalty and safety, according to JD Power.
So, which vehicles should you consider with safety top of mind?
US News and World Report lists these vehicles as having perfect safety scores based on its own new car rankings plus Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
- Chevrolet Volt: Fuel efficient with a perfect Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS when equipped with an optional automatic emergency braking system, the Chevy Volt gets five-star safety ratings in all categories from the NHTSA. It also has a standard Teen Driver system, allowing parents to get details on how safely their kid is driving.
- Volvo S60: Comes standard with Volvo’s City Safety, a low-speed automatic emergency braking system. The automatic emergency braking system features pedestrian and cyclist detection.
- Toyota Prius Prime: Featuring automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, this model earns perfect IIHS crash-test ratings.
- Subaru Impreza: This vehicle comes equipped with the EyeSight suite of electronic safety and driver assistance aids, as well as available LED headlights, plus it earns a five-star crash rating from the NHTSA.
- Genesis G80: This luxury mid-size has a Top Safety Pick+ score from the IIHS and a five-star rating in regards to crash-worthiness from the NHTSA. It features top of the line advanced safety and driver assistance technology, such as lane assist, lane change alerts and blind spot warnings.
- Genesis G90: A top-rated vehicle when it comes to larger luxury cars, this model has plenty of driver assistance features as standard that are only optional on other models, such as automatic emergency braking systems for detection of pedestrians.
- Volvo V60: Standard safety features include City Safety, a low-speed automatic emergency braking system, but the real crowning glory is the available HID low-beam headlight system. Not only can it illuminate past corners but it can also switch on to high beam mode automatically.
- Nissan Maxima: Enjoying a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, many safety features come standard, plus available features such as the automatic emergency braking system that operates via a radar signal to monitor road conditions.
- Lexus RC: This two-door coupe scores high marks in predicted reliability so you can expect a long lifespan out of this vehicle. It features Lexus Safety Connect, which sends notifications to nearby first responders when an accident happens.
- Subaru Legacy: Boasting advanced driver assistance and advanced safety systems, this model uses cameras on the windshield to monitor road conditions in real time.
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