2014 has been the worst year for the automobile industry in terms of recalls and vehicle reliability. According to recent reports, there has been a 10% increase in accidents over the last year. And this is why safety has become the number-one priority for most buyers. Are you planning to buy the safest car on the road? If so, then here are the top 5 safest cars of 2015 that come equipped with exceptional safety features and earn good crash test ratings from both IIHS and NHTSA.
1. 2014 Honda Accord Sedan
Honda yet again proves it is the leader when it comes to creating the most reliable, safe and budget-friendly vehicles on the road. And the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan is a good example. The vehicle is available for just $21,955 and comes with a spacious interior, unrivaled family practicality, smooth drive, and exceptional handling.
The 2014 Honda Accord earned 5 stars in overall safety from NHTSA. Additionally, the vehicle also received top ‘good’ ratings and earned the ‘Top Safety Pick’ status from IIHS. Standard features include rollover sensors, traction control, electronic stability control, 7 airbags, anti-lock brakes, and daytime running lights.
2. 2014 Dodge Dart
Available for just $16,495, the 2014 Dodge Dart is a compact car that is highly-budget friendly and fuel-efficient. The vehicle gives 41 MPG on the highway and 28 in the city. It is by far the safest ‘compact’ vehicle on the road with class-leading safety ratings, exceptionally powerful body, and distinctive styling. The vehicle achieves a bulls-eye in all US crash test ratings, earning a 5 in overall safety from NHTSA and top ‘good’ ratings from IIHS. Standard features include 10 airbags, cross-traffic detection system, blind-spot alert, and adaptive cruise control.
3. 2014 Acura RLX
The 2014 Acura RLX is the safest in the luxury vehicle category and is available for just $48,450. Although the vehicle has a high price tag, the luxury, comfort, reliability, and safety it provides is unmatchable. It is most popular for its exceptional gas mileage, advanced infotainment and safety features and its smooth V6 growl. The vehicle earns the ‘Top Safety Pick’ status from IIHS and achieves 5 stars in overall safety from NHTSA. Advanced safety features include 8 airbags, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping system, collision avoidance system, lane-departure system, and blind-spot monitors. Additionally, the vehicle can also grant a degree of autonomous driving.
4. 2014 Mazda Mazda3
Coming second in the safest compact car category is the highly environmental and budget-friendly 2014 Mazda3. The vehicle is available for only $16,945 and has similar styling cues of the beautiful Mazda 6. Although the vehicle is rather small, it proves to be beast and features a V4, 2.0-liter engine. The Mazda3 earns ‘advanced’ in front crash prevention and top ‘good’ results in overall safety from IIHS. Additionally, this little monster achieves top 5-star ratings in all crash tests from NHTSA. Safety features include Forward Obstruction Warning system (FOW), electronic stability control, rollover sensors, and anti-lock brakes.
5. 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class is a SUV that is available for just $47,790. The vehicle is highly powerful, featuring a V6 engine. It also comes equipped with a Collision Prevention Assist system which activates as soon as the vehicle hits 20MPH. This system detects any cars or objects that could be a potential threat. If it does prove to be a threat, the system automatically employs Adaptive Brake Assist to prevent collisions.
So, now that you are familiar with the top 5 cars mentioned above, choosing one that meets your budget and style won’t be a problem.