Top 10 Safest Cars

It wasn’t that long ago that a car’s biggest safety feature was a seatbelt. But today automotive manufacturers are realizing that safety is a big selling point, so they are starting to up the ante when it comes to the latest and safest high-tech features.

Audi A6:

Not only does this Audi look good, but its high-tech features mean it is one of the world’s safest cars. The list of features which makes us feel safe and secure while heading down the road is comfort: blind-spot monitoring, lane departure, collision warning/avoidance and night-vision systems. It also boasts top scores in front, side, roll-over and rear-end crash tests.

BMW 5 Series:

No surprises here because BMW has been building some of the safest cars on the road for decades. The 5 Series boasts prestige and performance that is enhanced by its many safety systems, which include blind-spot monitoring, collision warning, adaptive headlamps, lane-departure warning, night vision and even side/top-view video monitoring. Obviously it also gets a high score in crash testing.

Infiniti EX 35:

Some may find it surprising that an SUV makes it into the world’s safest list. But this sporty crossover is catapulted into the top selection because of its vast array of high-tech features, which includes adaptive headlamps, blind-spot monitoring, collision warning, lane departure warning/intervention and a side/top-view video monitor.

Infiniti M37/M56:

Good looks are only the beginning when it comes to Infiniti’s flagship. Motorists are helped to avoid accidents with such features as adaptive headlamps, blind spot-monitoring/intervention, collision warning and lane departure warning/intervention.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class:

One could almost argue that cars are becoming too clever. That’s certainly the case with the prestigious E-Class. Along with the adaptive headlamps, blind-spot monitoring, collision warning/avoidance, rear side-impact airbags, lane-departure warning and night vision, the midsize Mercedes also boasts “Attention Assist”, which monitors a driver and gives an alert if the system determines they are drowsy or impaired.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class:

This Mercedes SUV boasts all of the safety features of the E-Class, meaning rugged good looks now come with a whole lot of peace of mind built in.

Volvo S60:

Volvo is synonymous with car safety and the S60 has been regarded as one of the leaders in the field. The midsize sedan continues Volvo’s safe tradition with accident avoidance systems that include adaptive headlamps, blind-spot monitoring, City Safety and Pedestrian Detection low-speed collision avoidance, high-speed collision warning/avoidance and lane-departure warning. There is also a “Driver Alert Control” system that detects tired and distracted drivers.

Volvo S80:

The largest sedan in Volvo’s line-up also gets a mention in this list because of the smart safety features such as adaptive headlamps, blind-spot monitoring, City Safety and Pedestrian Detection low-speed collision avoidance, high-speed collision warning/avoidance and lane-departure warning. There’s also the “Driver Alert Control” system.

Volvo XC60:

One can’t really say that one is surprised that a third Volvo features here. That’s because the SUV has all the features of the S60 and S80.

Honda Civic:

This compact car is one of the world’s best sellers and its safety features continue to improve with each new release, meaning it is also giving Honda credit in the marketing stakes. It has an “Advanced Compatibility Engineering” body structure and is designed to keep occupants and pedestrians safe from harm. It has “breakaway” features in its bonnet structure and windscreen wipers that allow the car to “deform” should it hit someone. Of course, there is all the usual traction control and anti-lock brakes, with electronic brake-force distribution that make stopping in an emergency safer. As with all of these cars, the best way to maintain the optimum safety standards of the Honda Civic is to regularly take it to a specialized Honda service provider.