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With the impact of Utah’s standard 70mph speed limit and marijuana legalization on Colorado auto accidents, many families want to know what they can do to better protect themselves on the roads. You start to consider car safety when you start a family or send your children to college. You want your loved ones to be safe, even in the unfortunate event of an auto accident. These five cars are the safest for 2017.

 

1. 2017 Mini Cooper

 

 

The 2017 Mini Cooper has active and passive safety features. Active safety features include active brakes and dynamic stability control. Active brakes are ready for emergency stops and dry themselves in unfavorable wet weather. Dynamic stability control applies selective brake pressure or engine power to help keep your Mini Cooper in control and prevent you from veering off the road. The Mini Cooper features head-up display which is an active safety feature that projects speed, navigation instructions, and other important alerts in your field of vision. Passive safety features include a crash sensor system and breakaway engine. Both of these features are designed to become active in the event of an auto accident.

 

2. 2017 Chevrolet Volt

 

 

The 2017 Chevrolet Volt has many safety features, including rear, side, passenger, and driver airbags to prevent serious head injury or death in the event of an auto accident. Other safety features include a rollover protection system to prevent the vehicle from rolling, and emergency trunk release in case a situation occurs where an individual is locked in the trunk. Traction control helps keep the vehicle on the road in dangerous weather, including heavy rainfall, snow, sleet, and ice.

 

 

3. 2017 Kia Optima

 

 

The 2017 Kia Optima take safety to another level which is why it is one of the ideal vehicle for people with children. The 2017 Kia Optima features front seat-belt pretensioners that activate if a collision occurs. When an auto accident happens, the seat belts lock and pull the driver and passengers down into their seats to reduce the risk of serious injury. Electronic stability control is another safety feature the 2017 Kia Optima has that provides peace of mind for the driver, as well as passengers, by enhancing the stability of the vehicle and allowing the driver to keep full control of the car.

 

4. 2017 Volvo S60

 

 

The 2017 Volvo S60 has an overall frontal, side, and rollover rating of five out of five stars according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Safety features for the 2017 Volvo S60 include, all-around air bags, integrated turn signal mirrors, and adjustable pedals. Air bags deploy if a collision takes place and protects everyone in the vehicle from multiple angles. Turn signal mirrors provide additional safety with rear and front blinkers by making other drivers more alert and makes your driving more predictable. The pedals of the 2017 Volvo S60 can be customized to fit the driver because they are adjustable.

 

5. 2017 Audi Q7

 

 

The 2017 Audi Q7 is a luxury vehicle that has outstanding safety features. One of the most popular safety features are the child safety locks. Child safety locks prevent children from opening car doors from the inside. The door must be opened from the outside to let the child out of the car. Other safety features include blind spot monitor, and lane departure warning. The bling spot monitor helps prevents accidents by allowing drivers to have a view of their blind spot. By having this view, a lot of unforeseen accidents and mishaps can be prevented.

 

These five cars are a few of the top safest luxury cars and SUVs for 2017. Many of the features on the vehicles are standard, but more safety features can be added if you desire.

 

References

Bachus & Schanker Law

U.S. News

Business Insider

Kia

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Audi

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