20 Cars with Highest Safety Ratings

cars with highest safety

When buying a car, we need to keep many factors in mind. Some of the factors include reliability, performance, comfort and the most important of all is safety. Safety should always be the priority when buying cars but it’s not always easy to figure out which models make the safest choices. So some of the cars with highest safety ratings are given below.

20 Cars with Highest Safety Ratings

1. Genesis G80

The Genesis G80 has some standard features such as front automated emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and cruise control. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety(IIHS) has given top marks to the Genesis G80 for collision avoidance. Users can also buy the ultimate package of the Genesis G80 which includes some of the best and safe features of the car.

2. Honda Insight

The Honda Insight is one of the cars with highest safety ratings and comes with safety features such as automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and LED headlamps and tail lamps. The car has also passed a number of crash tests making it a top safety pick and overall has a good rating from the IIHS.

3. Kia Optima

The Kia Optima base model has features of automated emergency braking and forward-collision warning while the features of automatic high beam headlamps are included in the Optima SX model. That is why the Optima SX model has been given the top safety pick plus designation by the IIHS. The EX hybrid model also qualifies for the same but only equipped with an optimal package which is kind of expensive.

4. Lexus ES350

The Lexus ES350 may be less expensive but it is one of the safest cars on our list as it has been given the top safety pick by the IIHS. Its standard headlamps are rated as acceptable but we can upgrade it to the Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps package which also comes with some additional safety features for the car.

5. Lincoln Continental

The Lincoln Continental’s top model Black Label has a pair of LED units that have a good rating but also require the buyer to pay for the upgraded Revel Stereo System. All the 2020 continental models come with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring.

6. Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 family sedan is also one the safest choices on our list as it has earned its top safety pick plus designation with good crash scores from the IIHS. It has two models: the Grand Touring Reserve or Signature. Both of these models have desirable safety features and are luxurious on their own.

7. Mercedes-Benz E class

The Mercedes-Benz E class earns a superior rating by the IIHS for its standard automated emergency braking, exterior lighting package which has a set of adaptive LED units and automatic high beams. With additional packages, we can also have a lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. The Mercedes-AMG E53 and E63 also offer the same safety packages and features as above.

8. Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza has features such as automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assistant. The IIHS rating of the LED Headlights is rated good and it also comes with EyeSight driver-assistance features.

9. Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy has EyeSight driver assistance features along with adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. The Moonroof and Navigation package comes with automatic high-beams, a power sunroof, and many more.

10. Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX has scored good in all of its crash tests but has a poor score on its standard headlamps. The overall IIHS rating is good with top safety pick and also designation and also comes with additional features like Harman/Kardon stereo systems and in-dash navigation. For an even better safety rating, the Subaru WRX STI Limited model is the best-suited choice.

11. Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a large, comfortable car that is focused on safety. It has earned both a five-star rating from NHTSA and top safety pick plus designation from IIHS. It has some of the best safety features as the manufacturers have spent most of its budget on its safety. Many people opting for more safety featured cars have chosen the Toyota Avalon in which we can even upgrade it with various features and packages.

12. Toyota Camry

Any model of the Toyota Camry comes with the best safety features with automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping alert, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, and 10 airbags. The safest Toyota Camry model is the XLE hybrid which has even more features than a regular Toyota Camry.

13. Volkswagen ID.3

The Volkswagen ID.3 has scored well in terms of protecting vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists. ID.3 has a high safety rating because of its effectiveness in the automatic emergency braking system. The car is also spacious, relaxing, and good to drive and its overall rating is good as given by users.

14. Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is kind to pedestrians and cyclists and has a protection score of 78%. Overall the car is super safe to drive and has extremely efficient hybrid engines. The Toyota Yaris has a variety of safety standard systems which makes the driver as well as the road users safe.

15. Mercedes CLA

The Mercedes CLA has received the highest score in the Euro NCAP rating. It has received a 90% score in terms of protection categories and 75% in the safety assist section. It has one of the best safety systems and it is comfortable to drive which comes with luxurious interiors.

16. BMW Z4

Although the BMW Z4 is a sports car, it has the highest safety rating as it has a score of 97% for adult protection and 91% for pedestrian protection. The car is very comfortable and the safety systems are available in all models of the BMW.

17. Tesla Model 3

In the world of electric cars, Tesla Model 3 has pretty good impressions on its safety features. The Tesla Model 3 is the highest-scoring electric car on Euro NCAP making it one of the cars with highest safety rating on our list. The car has multiple safety systems which include a 94% score on safety assistance and a 96% adult protection. The car unfortunately has only 76% for pedestrian safety but has made a great impression also on most of its features.

18. BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series similarly is also one of the cars with highest safety ratings in our list. The car scored an outstanding 97% in adult protection and a good 87% for child protection. The BMW 3 Series is a true family car as it is comfortable and great to drive.

19. Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester has features of autonomous emergency braking and reliable lane-keeping assist making it one of the cars with highest safety ratings. It has a high score of 97% and 91% in the adult and child protection categories of its Euro NCAP test. It is certainly a great family car with various safety features.

20. Volkswagen T-Cross

With a 97% score for adult safety and 86% for child safety, the Volkswagen T-Cross is also one of the cars with highest safety ratings on our list. It has a good score of 80% in safety assist and is also packed with high-tech systems. The users of the Volkswagen T-Cross also get an optional kit including a good system of smartphone integration.

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