Top 5 Safest Cars for 2021

As cars and technology push onward into the future, safety features are becoming all the rage for drivers. In fact, most newer models come standard with active safety features ranging from lane departure warnings to blind spot monitoring and automated emergency braking.

While there are plenty of details to look for when shopping for a new car, it’s hard to pass up how critical of a factor safety is. With that in mind, these are the top five safest cars you can but in 2021 based on IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ award.

5. Acura TLX

Fully redesigned with stunning safety accolades, the Acura TLX is an easy buying decision for many. This model features unique LED low-beams designed to never interfere with oncoming traffic as well as a plethora of standard driver assistance features including:

·         Forward collision warning

·         Automated emergency braking

·         Lane-keeping assist

·         Lane departure warning

·         Rear cross-traffic alert

·         And blind-spot monitoring

You’ll also get traffic sign recognition, a newer safety feature that identifies road signs while driving and displays them on your dash. Plus, there’s an awareness monitor that senses when you’re driving distracted and audibly alerts you.

4. Audi A6

The A6 offers a smooth ride and plenty of high-tech goodies in the cabin. In crash testing, it’s an ace. The IIHS needed 22,702 pounds to crush the hood just five inches. Safety features include lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and a monitor for oncoming traffic when you’re exiting the vehicle.

3. Audi A7

Larger than the A6, the A7 is sportier and offers a hatchback to make it a luxury four-door sedan. It’s ratings are solid, as are the car’s fuel economy and speed. Equipped with Audi Pre-Sense technology, it can even help you avoid accidents. As for other safety features, you’re getting the same as the A6.

2. Genesis G70

For a base price of $37,000, the G70 is one of the most affordable options for an extremely safe car. It’s compact, but it’s sporty nature makes for an exceptional ride. For the price, you’re also getting the most safety features for your buck. Here are a few:

·         Automated emergency braking

·         Pedestrian detection

·         Lane departure warning

·         Lane-keeping assist

·         Adaptive cruise control

·         Brakes tough enough to go from 37mph to 4mph in under a second

1. Honda Insight

Honda is well-known for safety and the Insight is no exception. It comes standard with all of usual driver assistance technology you want, as well as Good and Superior ratings from the IIHS. Best of all, there are no add-on costs for the Insight’s safety features. It’s all standard.

Honorable Mention: Kia K5

Kia was once known as a terrible choice among auto buyers, the kind you would need a Lemon law car case attorney in California for, but the company has completely redeemed themselves in recent years by upping the car game. Conveniences and style aside, safety has also become a main focus for the brand.

Pedestrian detection technology is the key differentiator among other common standard assistive technologies, setting the K5 apart. The headlamps, for models built after 2020, also receive excellent ratings. Plus, there’s more performance in a Kia than ever before.