Safest Cars on the Road
One of the most important features people look for when purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle is safety. This makes sense, especially if you have children, a spouse, or will use the vehicle to transport friends and family around the Houston area. Safety is critically important and as technology advances so do the features that can help you avoid car accident or survive an accident. The safest cars to drive on Houston roads and highways include SUVs, full-sized, and mid-sized luxury cars. These cars tend to be equipped with additional safety features such as:
- Lane departure warnings (LDW) or active lane keeping assist;
- Blind spot warning systems;
- Sensors that detect an imminent crash and automatic braking also known as crash imminent braking system (CIB)
Below is a list of some well-regarded vehicles that have a reputation for offering top-notch safety features.
Mercedes Benz E-Class
Topping the list is the Mercedes Benz E-Class. This car has a combination of style, technology, comfort, and performance. In addition to the other safety features you should find in a car, this car has a system that protects your ears from the bang of a crash by blasting “pink noise.” Mercedes’ new car-to-X communication technology uses a network of links between vehicles to notify the driver of potential hazards such as wrong way drivers that are ahead and beyond the driver’s range of sight. The car also has a feature that inflates the front seat bolsters in case of a side-impact crash.
The Genesis G80 can be regarded as Hyundai/Kia’s push into the world of luxury vehicles. Some of the safety features include nine airbags, lane keep assist, a rearview camera, blind spot warning, pedestrian detecting, automatic braking, and rear cross traffic alert.
This car is a plug-in hybrid well capable of going for 53 miles on electricity. It is also one of the safest cars on the road. Some of its safety features include 10 airbags and a plugin camera, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, blind spot awareness, and rear cross traffic alert.
This car comes with a rear view camera and you can spec up some other safety features. Some of these features include automatic reverse braking, camera based EyeSight system, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detection, and lane keep assist.
The Honda Accord 2017 model is one of the safest and multi-faceted cars in the US today. This car can easily pose as a sporty sedan, an earth-friendly hybrid, and a pseudo-luxury car. In addition to these powers of transformation, the car is quite safe. It has a rearview camera, brake assist system, LaneWatch system, Honda Sensing suite, lane keep assist, lane and road departure warning, collision warning, and active braking.
Injured in an Accident? Contact an Injury Attorney to Learn About Your Legal Options
Serious injuries can occur in even the safest model vehicle. This is especially true if you are involved in a high-speed accident or head-on collision caused by the carelessness of another motorist. If you suffer a serious injury in an accident, take action and schedule a time to speak to an experienced Houston auto accident injury attorney. Contact Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. today to speak with a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your potential case and explain your legal options.