Looking for a New Car? The Safest Vehicles of 2016
Is safety your primary concern when purchasing a new car? Modern cars come replete with safety features, but there are still some vehicles and manufacturers that make safety their primary priority. Here are the vehicles that you should be looking at for safety when entering 2016.
Best Sedan: 2016 Acura ILX
An excellent all-around commuter car, the 2016 Acura ILC achieved 5-star crash ratings, including a 5-star side crash rating and a 5-star side barrier rating. Safety features include a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Information System, and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor -- all of which are technological features that protect a driver against getting into an accident at all.
Best SUV: 2016 Acura MDX
The 2016 Acura MDX includes 3-point belt and head restraints, which includes a pre-tensioning solution that can hold individuals in place in the event of an accident. Load limiters are designed to prevent further injury from seat belts, ensuring that the individual is brought to a gradual rather than sudden stop. Acura's 2016 MDX includes technology features such as Road Departure Mitigation, and an advanced security system to prevent break-ins.
Best Hybrid: 2016 BMW 5 Series
Luxury and energy-efficiency all rolled into one. The 2016 BMW 5 Series is a top contender in numerous classes, including its safety features. Apart from a wealth of airbags and excellent impact test results, the 2016 BMW 5 Series includes active cruise control, active blind spot detection, and automatic brake activation, to help stop accidents before they occur. The 2016 BMW 5 Series also includes rear camera and night vision.
Best Truck: The 2016 Ram 1500
The 2016 Ram 1500 remains one of the most easily customized and versatile trucks available for both personal and commercial use. The 2016 Ram's safety features include dusk sensing head lamps, post-collision safety systems, and both stability and traction control. Upgraded safety features that were optional in the 2015 Ram 1500 have been elevated to standard in the 2016 Ram, making it safer than even the prior year's editions. But the Ram's biggest safety asset is actually its size: the Ram 1500 is a large, solid vehicle, that is more at risk of tipping over than it is getting crushed.
Vehicles are getting safer each year, and purchasing a new car from any manufacturer is likely to significantly upgrade your safety features. Of course, accidents can happen in any vehicle -- and when they do, you can contact Suburban Auto Body for comprehensive auto body repair in St. Paul, MN.