Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives a limited number of vehicles their Top Safety Pick+ award each year. To receive this award, vehicles must receive a rating of superior or advanced on front crash prevention tests and receive a good rating on all other crash tests.
This is great because all these superb ratings add up to create a car you can trust. You can use these results to find the safest cars for your family to own in 2020 and every year thereafter. Here are four amazing cars to consider on your search for the safest vehicle.
Subaru Impreza WRX
Small, but mighty, the 2019 Subaru Impreza WRX comes in at the top for safety in the compact car class. With its origins as a champion rally car of choice, it is no surprise that this vehicle can hold its own in collisions of all kinds, as its excellent crash test ratings show. The all-wheel drive platform and competent traction control system provides a surefooted driving experience that reduces the risk of collisions.
As with all new Toyotas, the 2019 Camry comes standard with the Safety Sense suite that adds numerous high-tech systems to the build. These systems help prevent collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians and objects ahead using sophisticated monitoring equipment. Even the high beams come on automatically to illuminate the way during low visibility situations. If an accident does occur, you can trust that this mid-size vehicle will offer the protection you seek as it has exceptional crash test ratings.
BMW 5 Series
With quality at the forefront of all their builds, it is no surprise that the 2019 BMW 5 Series outperforms much of the competition in the safety department. All crash test ratings come in at good and superior ratings, though additional safety systems are included to sweeten the deal. Traction control, lane departure and keeping assist systems, night vision and air bags throughout make this a great choice for safety-conscious families.
The 2019 Acura RDX leads the pack when it comes to safety, as it was designed from the ground up with this aspect in mind. Its proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering structure takes the brunt of the energy during a collision to keep all occupants safe from harm. Beyond performing beautifully on the crash tests, this compact luxury crossover has high-tech airbags that deploy at the ideal time and speed for the ultimate in protection.
Any of these cars can help you stay safe on the road through all your travels. Select the best one for you by taking each one on a test drive.