When it comes to car shopping, few factors are as important as safety. If you’re planning to shop for a new family vehicle in 2017, make sure the model you purchase is known for its safety features. Vista car insurance experts have put together a list of the 5 of the safest new choices on the market.
1. Chevrolet Volt
This small car has earned the Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which indicates high ratings in 5 different crash tests. The latest model of this plug-in hybrid also incorporates advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
2. Ford Fusion
Drivers in the market for a midsize sedan should consider another Top Safety Pick+, the 2017 Fusion. This car has the highest score in each of the 5 crash tests, an improvement from its 2016 model. The Fusion also incorporates a front crash prevention system, helping drivers prevent collisions.
3. Hyundai Santa Fe
Midsize SUVs are one of the most popular classes for families, so safety is paramount. Though Hyundai hasn’t always had a stellar safety reputation, they’ve turned the tide with the 2017 Santa Fe. Not only is this vehicle an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, it also gets high marks for the automatic crash prevention system and excellent headlights. The Santa Fe is also a top choice for its 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty.
4. Audi Q7
The Q7 is one of the top luxury SUVs for families with young children because its child safety restraint system is among the easiest to use in the industry. It also receives high marks in every crash test category and features a “virtual cockpit” with a 360-degree camera system for ideal visibility.
5. Subaru Forester
Among crossover SUVs, the Forester gets the best safety marks and incorporates a full array of high-tech safety features. The 2017 model can be upgraded with automatic high beam control, adaptive LED headlights, reverse automatic braking, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.
No matter how safe a vehicle is, there’s always the chance you can end up in an accident. Make sure you have the right insurance coverage by reaching out to American Tri-Star. In addition to being a leading provider of auto insurance, we also offer the affordable home, motorbike, and RV insurance Vista residents trust. Call 760-758-1600 to speak with a friendly agent and receive a complimentary quote.