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The 10 Safest New Cars to Buy

Southern California has a lot of cars, and that means we have a lot of car accidents.

Safety remains an important selling point for many consumers when searching for the right car to buy. We are looking for state-of-the-art features that can ensure their safety on the road. For example, Electronic Stability Control, or ESC, automatically reduces speed and can brake individual wheels as needed if it senses an impending rollover. A study outlined on performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that ESC can reduce the risk of fatalities in single-vehicle crashes by more than 50 percent, lowering the likelihood of a rollover accident by 80 percent.

Other safety features like air bags are also a concern for many. According to a recent NASDAQ report, there were a record number of auto recalls in 2016, due in large part to the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Although used car prices are down these last few months, analysts predict new car sales this year will remain at around 17 million vehicles.

Analysts also predict a small increase in new car sales in 2017, with some of that attributed to all the cars damaged due to Hurricane Harvey in September. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, estimates show the number of vehicles damaged in Texas is between 300,000 and half a million.

Safety First

Brand loyalty and safety consistently rank as top deciding factors when looking to purchase a new car, says JD Power.

Despite new cars’ technological advancements, auto accident fatalities in America rose last year according to CNN Money. With that in mind, safety is more important than ever, and not all new cars are created equal.

Inspired by that knowledge, we thought we would explore the 10 cars on the market today that top the safety charts. US News and World Report lists these vehicles as having perfect safety scores based on its own new car rankings, as well as Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Keep in mind, we’re not promoting any of these brands or models. We’re simply promoting safety when behind the wheel.

  1. Chevrolet Volt: Fuel efficient with a perfect Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS when equipped with an optional automatic emergency braking system, the Chevy Volt gets five-star safety ratings in all categories from the NHTSA. It also has a standard Teen Driver system, allowing parents to get details on how safely their kid is driving.
  2. Genesis G80: This luxury mid-size has a Top Safety Pick+ score from the IIHS and a five-star rating in regards to crash-worthiness from the NHTSA. It features top of the line advanced safety and driver assistance technology, such as lane assist, lane change alerts and blind spot warnings.
  3. Volvo S60: Comes standard with Volvo’s City Safety, a low-speed automatic emergency braking system. The automatic emergency braking system features pedestrian and cyclist detection.
  4. Toyota Prius Prime: Featuring automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, this model earns perfect IIHS crash-test ratings.
  5. Subaru Impreza: This vehicle comes equipped with the EyeSight suite of electronic safety and driver assistance aids, as well as available LED headlights, plus it earns a five-star crash rating from the NHTSA.
  6. Genesis G90: A top-rated vehicle when it comes to larger luxury cars, this model has plenty of driver assistance features as standard that are only optional on other models, such as automatic emergency braking systems for detection of pedestrians.
  7. Volvo V60: Standard safety features include City Safety, a low-speed automatic emergency braking system, but the real crowning glory is the available HID low-beam headlight system. Not only can it illuminate past corners but it can also switch on to high beam mode automatically.
  8. Subaru Legacy: Boasting advanced driver assistance and advanced safety systems, this model uses cameras on the windshield to monitor road conditions in real time.
  9. Nissan Maxima: Enjoying a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, many safety features come standard, plus available features such as the automatic emergency braking system that operates via a radar signal to monitor road conditions.
  10. Lexus RC: This two-door coupe scores high marks in predicted reliability so you can expect a long lifespan out of this vehicle. It features Lexus Safety Connect, which sends notifications to nearby first responders when an accident happens.

Contact Power Legal Group

We urge you to please consider safety when choosing your next vehicle. It’s not only for your own safety but also for those on the road around you.

If you have been the unfortunate victim of a car crash and want legal help, please contact Power Legal Group today at 800-323-POWER for a free consultation.

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