In the past few years, automobile safety has become a growing concern for American drivers. Between Toyota recalls, controversies involving Ford Explorers and rollover accidents, and the Ford Pinto’s exploding fuel tank, the defective nature of many popular cars has become headline news.
Driving the right car can reduce your risk of serious injury in a car accident. ABCNews.com recently collected research from Consumer Reports, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and other organizations to compile a list of the five safest automobiles on the American market:
- Volvo S80 – Considered the standard bearer for safety, the Volvo S80 not only has the right mass to help it withstand an accident, it also sports advanced features like automatic driver alerts that help reduce blind spots, lane drift, and other dangers.
- Subaru Impreza Outback Sport – As one of only two vehicles that has made the safest cars list for both Consumer Reports and IIHS, the Impreza’s reliable brakes, all-wheel drive, and electronic stability control all play a part in protecting drivers from car accidents.
- Honda Civic – The Civic is already a popular choice for its fuel efficiency, but it also scored the highest possible rating in all four crash tests. Its electronic stability control features also enhance its safety level.
- Volvo XC60 – Volvo strikes again with the only car on the market to feature automatic braking. This means that if the car ahead of you makes a sudden stop, the XC60 will automatically stop if you don’t hit the brake fast enough.
- Ford F150 – Experts agree that the safest pickup truck on the road is the Ford F150. It scored high in all rollover survivability tests, and features strong brakes.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident because of a defective vehicle, please contact The Duncan Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Little Rock car accident lawyers.