shopping for your next vehicle, you might be in awe by the shiny sports
car or the nice-sized SUV. How many times have you heard people talk
about the kind of vehicle they’d love to purchase and often hear them
mention the stuff they’d like it to come equipped with like DVD
players, mini TV screens, awesome sound system, great-looking rims, etc.
real problem with people saying what they want is that they never talk
about the safety features of their desired vehicle including its safety
rating, how well it did in crash tests and if it’s been recalled.
companies look at keeping folks in the vehicle safe, decrease the
amount of accidents and to reduce the amount of money they pay for
coverage. For insurance companies, safe cars are the cream of the crop.
And, safe doesn’t mean a vehicle is ugly or doesn’t have the extras
Every year, a top 25 safest cars’ rating list is
released. And, if you’re looking at purchasing another vehicle, it’s
well worth your time to check it out. Does the vehicle you want make
it? If it doesn’t, it might be a good idea to look at the vehicles that
do make the list. Maybe you can find something that is similar to the
model you want… just safer!
Here’s a look the some of the safest
cars out on the road, which made the safety list. Not only are they
safe, they also have some amazing features. You’ll be pleased to be
behind the wheel with any of them.
A Look At Upscale Vehicles
you like the feeling of behind the wheel of an upscale car? Are you
also worried about safety? Then, consider the BMW 330i, the Audi A4 or
the Lexus ES300 to own for your next vehicle. These vehicles have
ranked high in crash tests as well as inclusive safety for the upscale
A Look At Small Vehicles
Three small vehicles that rank high up on the top 25 safety vehicle list are the:
- Honda Civic
- Volkswagen Golf
- Volkswagen Jetta
A Look At Midsize Vehicles
Volkswagen came out on top in the midsize category with its Passat GLX
6.0. Ranked not far behind are the Subaru Legacy and Nissan Altima.
A Look At Trucks
folks are under the impression that trucks are safer; but, it’s a
fallacy. There are some trucks that are safer than others however. The
trucks that make the top 25 list are:
- Dodge Ram SLT 4.7
- Ford F150 XLT 5.4
- Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7
A Look At SUVs and Minivans
category of SUVs and minivans has a number of safe vehicles and some
very unsafe vehicles. The minivans that have done well in simulated
crash tests include:
- Honda Odyssey EX
- Mazda MPV
- Toyota Sienna
The SUVs that did quite well and are deemed safe are:
- Lexus RX300
- Saturn VUE
- Toyota Highlander
that mean that buying a safe vehicle will keep you from becoming
injured in an accident? Absolutely not! No vehicle, as of yet, has been
constructed to keep you 100 percent safe.
If you’re looking for
the cool car, you can still find it on the top 25 list. After
all, Saturn, BMW, Honda, Lexus, Toyota and many more have ranked high
up in their class and are extremely popular models. And, keep in mind
that the cars built today are safer from the ones that were built 15 to
20 years ago.
If you’re purchasing an older model vehicle, such
as a 15 to 20 year old car, you can be sure it doesn’t have the safety
features that many of today’s models have. However, the reasoning
behind that is that the safety standards and technology back them was
It’s important to make safety the most
important feature you look at in a car. It should be more important
than price or design. After all, you want a car that protects you and
your family. And, that means you need to look at the top 25 safety
ratings list to find that safe, good-looking vehicle.