When shopping for a new car, the number of makes and models can be overwhelming.  In the United States alone, there are close to 400 options, but some are safer than others. Over 37,000 people die in car crashes each year, but new technologies are working to go beyond protecting occupants during a crash, by preventing them from ever happening. In our list of the safest top selling cars of 2017, we will highlight some of these safety features along with each car’s crash test rating.

 

Toyota Camry 

The Toyota Camry has been one of the best selling vehicles in the U.S. for the past 15 years. What makes this vehicle a best seller? Beyond having phenomenal gas mileage, it is loaded with advanced safety features.

  • Star Safety System
  • Safety Connect
  • Toyota Safety Sense
  • Blind spot monitor

IIHS Rating: 2018 Top Safety Pick+

NHTSA: 5 Star Rating

 

Toyota Corolla

corolla pre-collision system with pedestrian detection

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection Part of Toyota Safety Sense™

If you are looking to spend a little less, but like the Toyota family, the Toyota Corolla is a great choice for you. It still boasts great safety features while providing a comfortable ride.

  • Toyota Safety Sense
  • Star Safety System
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Head-impact protection structure

IIHS Rating: 2018 Top Safety Pick

NHTSA: 5 Star Rating

 

Honda Accord

The 2018 Honda Accord has been praised for its upgrades in style. Some even say it rivals the style of Lexus and other luxury car brands. If you are looking for a massive 8-inch entertainment system or soft leather seats and beautiful wood dash accents, this is your car.

  • Honda Sensing – collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist system, traffic sign recognition
  • Auto high-beam headlights

IIHS Rating: 2018 Top Safety Pick

NHTSA: 5 Star Rating

 

Nissan Altima

This is the car for you if you are looking for a great family sedan that doesn’t sacrifice safety for comfort. The Altima offers an impressive 38 mpg and spacious leg room, which makes this a great family car for hauling the kids.

  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Blind spot warning
  • Intelligent forward collision warning and automatic braking
  • Intelligent cruise control

IIHS Rating: 2018 Top Safety Pick

NHTSA: 5 Star Rating

 

Hyundai Elantra

The Elantra is the most cost-efficient car in our lineup with the base model coming in at $16,950. Even at this low price, you get a power-packed car with good safety and gas mileage. The SEL upgrade comes with additional features such as a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

  • Driver’s blind spot mirror
  • Vehicle stability management
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic stability control

IIHS Rating: 2018 Top Safety Pick+

NHTSA: 4 Star Rating

 

We know the new car buying process can be overwhelming, but we hope our safety feature list has helped to narrow down your options and if you ever are involved in an accident call us at 704-887-4981. We are here to help protect your legal rights.