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Are you looking for the utmost in vehicular safety but don’t want to compromise on powerful performance?
You won’t have to with the five following vehicles. All of these 2018 models are being hailed as some of the safest and most pleasant to drive autos to hit the market for the model year.
If you can afford the price of this small luxury crossover SUV, the XC60 is one of the safest vehicles you can buy. Each XC60 model comes equipped with a standard lane keep assist system, forward collision avoidance/mitigation with animal/bicycle/pedestrian detection, road departure mitigation and protection, and the Volvo on Call system with a remote engine start function. There are additional safety standalone features and packages that you can add, but even the standard safety equipment alone makes the XC60 an incredibly safe vehicle.
As far as Nissans from dealerships like Western Avenue Nissan go, you cannot beat the Altima in terms of safety. For 2018, Nissan has equipped the Altima with a standard forward collision warning system and autonomous emergency braking. No matter which model you get, you will have these helpful safety features. Most automakers only slap these features on as standard on higher trim levels or reserve them as optional add-ons. Despite all of the enhancements that have been made, the price of the vehicle has only risen slightly over last year’s model.
The Camry isn’t the speediest car on the road, but it is extremely fuel efficient and boasts a wide array of safety features via the Toyota Safety Sense package. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2018 Camry “Good” marks across the board on all of its safety tests, listing it as a Top Safety Picks+ vehicle.
As is the case with all Subarus, the Legacy comes with standard AWD, making it ideal to drive during harsh winter months. The brakes allow the vehicle to come to a stop in just 114 feet, which is quite good for a midsized sedan. Also, there is excellent forward and rear visibility thanks to the ultra-slim roof pillars.
Last, but certainly not least, is the 2018 Honda Accord. Honda is reputable for being keen on safety, and they’ve stepped their game up for 2018 by adding a slew of standard safety equipment, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera.
Consider these five options for your next test drive. They aren’t the sportiest vehicles on the showroom floor, but they have a lot to offer in terms of safety and reliability.