Luckily, cars have come far over the years in terms of safety and have evolved from the death-traps that were without seatbelts to comfortable, computer-aided vehicles. Today, it is very important for car manufacturers to make cars that score high in the category of safety. Now, along with crash protection, cars are required to have effective headlights in order to get the highest safety rating as possible. Here, for your convenience, are some of the safest cars you could own.
So here are some of the safest cars available in South Africa and in our showroom:
The Hyundai Elantra remains a Top Safety Plus pick, praised for being comfortable and quite spacious for a compact vehicle, with a nice array of technology. Reasonably priced, and with good fuel economy, this is a great 4-cylinder engine that packs a punch.
Ahh… The legacy. Still maintaining its top rating from the 2016 model, the Subaru Legacy is as popular as ever. With a combination of high safety and good fuel economy, this all-wheel drive’s standard 4-cylinder engine is definitely one for the books.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The V-6 engine of the Hyundai Santa Fe – which went from not even making the list to one of the top picks in 2016 – is phenomenal. The SUV has 3 rows of seats, and an engine rated for exceptional fuel efficiency.
Toyota Prius V
This hybrid Toyota Prius V continues to hold a top rating along with being fuel-efficient. With a spacious cargo area, this car is perfect for shoppers who want a gas-electric hybrid with great fuel efficiency and safety features.
Volvo has always been known as a safe car, and this has continued even under its Chinese ownership. The Volvo XC60 is able to detect pedestrians and applies the brakes, which has helped it get a top rating. Mostly for its powerful engine (and good fuel economy).