6 cars loaded with safety features
2013 Volvo S80
- MSRP: $39,150
- Safety rating: Top Safety Pick
- Estimated mpg:
There's a reason Volvo is known for its safety. After all, this luxury large sedan has garnered the top rating from IIHS since 2007, and that didn't change in 2013. According to IIHS, the Volvo S80 performed well in all crash tests and also got the highest rating for rear crash protection and head restraints.
In addition to holding its own in crashes, the Volvo S80 offers a host of safety features -- some standard and others that can be added -- to help avoid accidents.
These include active high beam, which recognizes the headlight beams of oncoming vehicles and automatically shifts between high and low beams; adaptive brake lights that can tell the difference between panicked and normal braking; and collision and lane-departure warning.
The Volvo also offers its City Safety technology, which is designed to prevent accidents at low speeds by applying the brakes automatically if a crash is imminent. Pedestrians don't have to worry about getting hit, thanks to the pedestrian detection with full auto-brake, which means if someone steps into the car's path while it is traveling at 22 mph or less, the car will automatically stop.