Purchasing a vehicle is always exciting, and maybe even a little scary. The fact is, not only are you agreeing to a large financial commitment, but you are also choosing a vehicle that is going to be transporting you and your family around. That is why it is important that you take the time to do your research before choosing a vehicle that could potentially have a poor safety rating. After all, the last thing you want is to put your family in a vehicle that may not hold up in the event it engages in a collision.
Now, with the holidays rolling around and many dealerships putting their vehicles on sale, this is the time when many eager buyers are looking to make their purchase. So, without further ado, below we highlight five of the safest cars of 2018 that U.S News & World Report identified to help you in your search for a new vehicle.
- 2018 Toyota Camry
The Camry was chosen as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick + and it also earned five stars in every National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash test administered. The Camry also won U.S. News’ Best Midsize Car for Families. Some of the features the Camry comes with that helped it earn the rating that it received includes “automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. You can also add a head-up display, rear cross traffic alert, rear cross traffic braking, blind spot monitoring, and a full-speed adaptive cruise control system.”
- 2018 Honda Accord
The NHTSA gave this vehicle five stars in every test administered and it received a “Good” rating in all six IIHS evaluations. The vehicle comes equipped with the Honda Sensing system that includes “lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking.”
- 2018 Honda Civic
The source highlighted that the Civic received five stars from the NHTSA for its “frontal, side, and rollover crash tests, and a perfect five-star overall rating.” The IIHS gave the Civic a “Good” in all six evaluations and a “Superior” for its “optional front crash prevention system.” You can add the Honda Sensing Suite feature to the vehicle to improve its level of safety which includes things like “lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking.”
- 2018 Kia Cadenza
The IIHS picked the Cadenza as a 2018 Top Safety Pick as it received a “Superior” rating for its optional front crash prevention equipment and its headlights were deemed “Acceptable.” Some additional features you can opt to have installed in the Cadenza to make it safer include “a 360-degree camera with parking sensors, a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control.”
- 2018 Buick LaCrosse
The NHTSA gave the LaCrosse five stars in its evaluation and the IIHS gave it a rating of “Good” in all five of the safety tests it had the vehicle participate in. The LaCrosse also received a “Superior” rating for its optional front crash prevention technologies. Some of the features that can be added to the vehicle include “active park assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking.”
To view a list of some of the other vehicles that made the list for U.S. News and World Report’s top safety picks for 2018, click here.
Now, despite how your vehicle ranks in terms of safety, it is important to understand that not all can withstand the impact of a collision. There are many factors at play when an accident occurs and just because your vehicle is deemed one of the safest in 2018 doesn’t mean it won’t sustain damage or that you won’t suffer an injury. The fact is, there are always going to be drivers out there who aren’t paying attention or are busy doing other things while driving which lead to a crash occurring. However, when you choose to purchase a vehicle that has high safety ratings, it helps to increase your chances of avoiding an accident.
If you were recently involved in a car crash in Shreveport, LA and suffered an injury, you are encouraged to contact the Shreveport car wreck lawyers at Campbell, House & Cummins. Most auto accident victims are often entitled to recover compensation to cover more than just vehicle damage and medical bills, although you would need to speak with an attorney to determine what else you would be entitled to collect compensation for.
Therefore, if you are interested in finding out how much your accident might be worth and how you can go about recovering this amount, contact our office today by calling 318-855-0285.
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