Auto manufacturers are adding more features every year to their vehicles for driver assistance and safety. Some features have become common and a requirement by the NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
SUVs or sports utility vehicles are the most popular vehicles in the country, and for buyers, safety is a priority. Each car that is sold should meet the standards set for the safety of motor vehicles. The seat belts, airbags, crumple zones keep the passengers and occupants safe. The technology in newer cars helps prevent crashes. Auto manufacturers have added use of cameras and radar to prevent impact.
Vehicles have to pass tests like the head restraint tests, moderate overlap front, side and roof strength, and driver-side small overlap front. The vehicle must earn the Superior and Advanced rating for front crash prevention and Good headlight rating. Automatic emergency braking system was added in 2018 to prevent rear end impacts and crashes. This will become standard in all types of vehicles by 2022.
Top SUVs that have the best safety features
Listed below are some of the top SUVs with the best safety features:
This model can be said to be one of the safest vehicles in the country. The new model has the highest safety rating. It has eight airbags, which includes the front passenger side, driver-side knee airbags, and high strength steel door stiffener rings. It also has driver assist technologies like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rearview video system, automatic emergency braking. Other safety measures include new LED headlights, which is standard in all models, road departure mitigation, and tire pressure monitoring system.
The X3 stands out for its safety measures, which include a rear spoiler, full LED headlights, three dimensional kidney grille, and aerodynamic styling. The measures also include blind spot detection, active lane-keeping assist, collision mitigation, and frontal collision warning.
This is a midsize SUV that’s equipped with standard features, spacious interiors, efficiency, and acceleration. It seats five passengers and has a crash worthiness with an overall five stars out of five from IIHS.
The Edge has a long list of safety features that includes Ford MyKey safety settings, rain sensing windshield wipers, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, post-collision braking, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and rearview camera.
It has Ford’s Co-Pilot360™ active safety tech suite that includes a 180-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane centering assist, evasive steering assist, adaptive headlights, front parking sensors, and automatic parking assist.