Once upon a time, only small auto manufacturers cared about safety features. That, too, because they wanted to stand out from the rest. Later on, it became apparent to leading car manufacturers that saving lives on the road is actually good for the business.
Since the last decade, technology has made tremendous strides. Be it Apple’s CarPlay, Infotainment systems, Amazon Alexa integration, or Android Auto. But perhaps the greatest advancement has come in the form of advanced driver’s assistance systems.
Because of these systems, vehicles today are safer than ever. Today world’s leading brands take a more holistic approach, from safety bags to seatbelts and crash tests to auto visibility. Therefore, no matter your budget, there’s a full showroom of the safest cars you can purchase.
In the following paragraphs, we will take a look at some of the safest car manufacturers in the world – in no particular order.
With an average USN safety score of 9.24, Toyota is the safest car manufacturer in the world. Its vehicles come with standard Toyota Safety Sense. These set of features provides collision avoidance, auto emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, and auto high beams. If safety is your topmost priority, then Toyota’s Camry should be your first priority. This midsize sedan by Toyota has earned perfect safety scores worldwide.
Infiniti has an average safety score of 9.33. Some of their lineup of luxury and hi-tech cars even earned the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick +. To earn that rating, a vehicle must offer advanced driver assistance features to prevent a crash. Their cars have forward-collision warning systems, auto emergency brakes, and pedestrian detection solution. What’s more, Infiniti goes beyond standard safety features with the ability to detect car crashes that are two cars away – known as Predictive Forward collision.
Until recently, Lincoln was devoid of truly modern cars. Nevertheless, the US luxury brand is slowly phasing outdated vehicles with more modern and stylish vehicles like Nautilus and Aviator. That is why Lincoln has earned a safety score of 9.30. These cars have plenty of driver assistance features such as auto emergency brakes, lane assistant, pre-collision assistance, and much more. Their most notable product Nautilus has earned a five out of five ratings from NHTSA – a pretty impressive feat.
This Japanese manufacturer has an incredibly diverse portfolio of vehicles. They are also the market leaders in safety with features like LaneWatch – that has won several awards. Their sensing suite of functions includes collision mitigation braking, lane-keeping assistant, road departure mitigation, an adaptive cruise control, and even traffic sign recognition. A good number of Honda’s vehicles like Accord, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and HR-V, are termed IIHS Top Safety Picks. Honda has a safety score of 9.47.
The ever-growing line of BMW cars have a combined safety score of 9.49 – highest on this list. This German manufacturer is veering towards making automatic vehicles as safe for drivers and everyone else as possible. Their features like Side Collision Avoidance and Active Lane Keeping Assist keep the car in the center of the road even when the driver’s hands are off the steering. In addition, Active cruise control with stop and go is a step towards autonomous driving.
All in all, with all beautiful cars, you want to find the best car accessories to make you feel the owner that you should.