2019 Safest and Dangerous Vehicles
August 08, 2019

With the latest statistics showing more than 40,000 deaths on the roadways in the United States in 2018, it is no wonder consumers are seeking safer vehicles when making a car purchase. Thanks to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety ratings system, those in search of safer vehicles will find it easier to choose the cars that can help protect them if they are involved in an accident. Here is a compilation based on performance testing by the NHTSA and the IIHS of the safest vehicles as well as the most dangerous in the event of a traffic accident.

The Top Three Motor Vehicles in Safety

The Honda Insight is a hybrid that delivers on top safety features like lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, LED headlamps and taillights. The Insight also mastered the crash tests administered by the NHTSA and the IIHS. And the bonus, because all Insight models offer the safety features, buyers don’t face additional charges to enjoy the top safety features.

The Genesis (a division of Hyundai) G80 offers standard safety features including adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitor, lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warnings. Buyers who want more safety features will need to purchase the ultimate safety package which comes with LED headlamps as well as a multi-view exterior camera, and more.

The Hyundai Sonata offers several highly rated safety features for which the buyer will have to add to the base model. The Sonata Limited is where the safety features kick into the package, delivering pedestrian detection technology, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, and the high quality and performance LED headlights. The Limited’s trim level also offers a number of luxury features as well.

Also taking top rankings are the Kia Optima, Mercedes E-Class, Lincoln Continental, Subaru’s Legacy, Impress, Outback, as well as the Toyota Camry.

The Most Dangerous Vehicles Rankings

Generally, among the most dangerous vehicles are subcompacts and sports cars based on the latest research involving car accident occupant fatalities. Here is a compilation of those found twice as deadly as other vehicles on average.

  1. Mitsubishi Mirage
  2. Chevy Corvette
  3. Honda Fit
  4. Kia Forte
  5. Chevrolet Spark

The study concluded that despite the latest technological safety advances, smaller vehicles are still considered more dangerous than larger ones in the event of a serious accident. Subcompacts often lack the active safety features of larger, more expensive models, which also results in poor performance in the NHTSA and the IIHS crash tests. Similarly, most sports cars that do not feature active safety features are not crash tested and carry no safety ratings as they are designed for performance and speed. There are exceptions – including the Chevy Camaro and the Dodge Challenger.

In addition to subcompacts and sports cars, SUVs and pickup trucks are also often involved in fatalities on the road.

If you find yourself in a car accident, the experienced chiropractors at County Line Chiropractic can help you get on the road to recovery. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for natural and holistic treatments in South Florida.

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