6 cars loaded with safety features
6 cars with top safety ratings
Whether you're the designated driver for your precious cargo or your teen is getting behind the wheel for the very first time, safety matters just as much as price when it comes to choosing a car.
But not all vehicles are created equal. To help winnow the field, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety compiles an annual list of the safest cars based on a series of crash tests. IIHS rates the vehicles on their performance in frontal crashes, side impacts and rollover accidents. It also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against rear crashes. The annual rankings cover every vehicle segment, which means whether you're looking for a lower-priced compact car or an SUV, there's a safe choice for you.
Here's a look at six vehicles that are not only safe in the event of an accident, but in avoiding one, too.