The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts yearly performance evaluations that focus on the factor of safety. Vehicles are granted the honor of being the safest vehicles on a yearly basis if they surpass certain criteria. As per every year, we have the list of the 15 safest vehicles in the USA. These safe cars range from economical transportation vehicles to luxury cars too. There is a mix of sedans, SUVs as well as small cars.
The criterion that determines whether a car is safe or not is an overall crash protection, strong exterior, and other qualities that ensure the protection of life. Two features that must be present in these safe vehicles are advanced headlight technology and a crash prevention technology. Hyundai, which covers Kia and Genesis, leads this year with the maximum protection offered in a lot of their vehicles. All 15 of these cars are safe for the driver, passenger, and anyone else who is present inside the car. Here are the 15 vehicles that have made to the list in 2018.
- Subaru Impreza
- Subaru WRX
- Kia Forte
- Kia Soul
In the small cars categories, foreign car manufacturing industries were a step ahead of the locals. There was a tough competition between Hyundai, Subaru, and Toyota. All of their 2018 models in the small cars’ category were considered by IIHS. However, the top positions in the Top Safety Pick Plus were snatched by Kia and Subaru. The main feature that acted as the winning point for these cars was their unmatchable anti-collision technology as well as the high-tech headlights.
- Toyota Camry
- Subaru Outback
- Subaru Legacy
In the midsize category, the safe cars had a varying range in terms of price. The competition was strong. However, none of the American local automakers made it to the list. Once again, all these winners had two major qualities in common. Their intelligent headlight placement helped them win extra points. Other than that, of course, their collision prevention, specifically in the front, made them the winner.
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan
- BMW 5 series
- Lincoln Continental
- Genesis G80
- Genesis G90
The large luxury cars’ category had the maximum number of winners. With 5 top picks, we can comprehend that luxury cars are definitely a safe option considering the amount you pay for them. Unlike most other categories, the cars in the luxury category have the most mixed range in terms of car manufacturing companies.
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
When it comes to SUVs, there was no small sized SUV that earned the title of being the safest car in 2018. There are two midsized SUVs and surprisingly, both of these are Hyundai and two different models of the same car!
- Mercedes-Benz GLC
There is only one winner under the luxury SUV title. The Mercedes-Benz GLC is luxurious not just in safety, but also in every other aspect!
These are the top 15 safest vehicles of the year! You can opt for these cars without thinking twice.