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No matter how careful of a driver you try to be, an accident can happen at any time. That is why safety ratings should be one of your biggest concerns when searching for a new car. Here is a closer look at a few 2018 models that will keep you and your loved ones safe while out on the road.
The 2018 GS is just one of the many Lexus models that received a perfect safety rating from U.S. News. In addition to being sleek and stylish, the GS also has blind spot monitoring technology, cross-traffic alerts, and lane departure warnings. The 2018 Lexus ES received similar safety ratings, but it doesn’t come with as many luxury features or upgrades.
Over the last few years, Subaru has developed a proprietary safety system known as EyeSight. This advanced system can be added to a wide variety of 2018 models including the Impreza, Legacy, and WRX. EyeSight uses dozens of cameras and sensors to warn drivers when a collision might occur and help them make corrections when needed.
When it comes to new cars for sale, very few companies are producing as many cutting-edge models as Acura. Their RDX has received a perfect or near-perfect safety score from multiple organizations including the NHTSA, U.S. News, and the IIHS. Much like Subaru, Acura has its own proprietary safety system that includes road departure mitigation, active lane assist technology, and multiple sensors.
Very few vehicles are as iconic as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2018 model is a flagship for safety technology. One of the features that sets the E-Class apart from all other models is a unique piece of technology known as Pre-Safe. When the vehicle detects a potential collision, it will automatically roll up the windows, tighten the seat belts, and turn on the hazard lights.
Over 30 percent of all 2018 Audi models received a perfect safety score from the NHTSA, and that includes the A3. This powerful production vehicle is protected by dozens of amazing safety features including drowsy driver protection, blind spot monitoring, and crosswind assistance. The A3’s safety features are nearly identical to the E-Class, but this vehicle is just a fraction of the price.
After purchasing your brand new car, you must be sure to follow all of the manufacturer’s service and maintenance suggestions. Maintenance tasks such as rotating the tires and topping off the fluids will improve your vehicle’s handling and make it much safer to drive.