5 of the Safest Cars of 2018

September 20th, 2018 by

We know that safety is a primary concern when shopping for a new car, and that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of five of the safest cars currently on the market. Possible car buyers can peruse this list to get a sense of what automakers offer as standard safety features and what features tend to come at an extra charge.

2018 Toyota Camry

Completely redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Camry sedan is a top safety pick that earned five stars in every National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash test. What makes the Camry safe? It comes standard with more active safety technologies than other midsize cars. Every Camry comes standard with a rearview camera and the Toyota Safety Sense package – including automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. Rear cross traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring and a head-up display are also available as an option on the Camry.

2018 Nissan Maxima

Just like the Camry, the Nissan Maxima also aces every NHTSA crash test and earns an overall five-star rating. The Maxima comes standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. Additionally, potential buyers can invest in upgrades like driver drowsiness monitoring, a 360-degree camera, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross traffic alerts.

2018 Chevrolet Bolt

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested the Chevy Bolt and awarded it a “Superior” rating in the front crash prevention category when equipped with forward collision alert, low-speed automatic emergency braking, and front pedestrian braking. Its standard safety features include a rearview camera and GM’s Teen Driver safety system – this system allows parents to set speed and audio volume limits for individual drivers. The Bolt also offers a surround-view camera, a rear camera mirror, a following distance indicator, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alerts, and blind spot monitoring.

2018 Mazda CX-9

This is the first vehicle on our list that earns a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. Mazda made sure to include plenty of active safety features on the CX-9 – blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, low-speed automatic emergency braking, and rear cross traffic alert all come standard. Potential buyers can add additional safety features such as active lane keep assist, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and full-speed automatic emergency braking.

Chevrolet Volt

Not to be confused with the Chevy Bolt that we mentioned earlier, this vehicle is the third one on our list that earned five stars in all NHTSA crash tests. It’s also part of the Top Safety Pick club. Besides sharing a similar name with the Bolt, this Volt also includes GM’s Teen Driver safety program and a rearview camera as a standard. Additional safety features include forward automatic braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a following distance indicator, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, automatic parking assist, and rear parking sensors.

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