If you’re looking for a new car, make sure you check safety ratings
before making your purchase. Today’s cars are safer than ever, and
some vehicles stand out. Whether you’re looking for a small or midsize
car, a sedan, or even a large pickup truck, safety organizations like the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have you covered.
U.S. News & World Report even has a list of “The 15 Safest Cars for 2021.”
Let’s look at some of the highlights below:
The 2020 Toyota Camry
This vehicle is U.S. News & World Report’s top-ranked midsize
sedan and has a 10/10 USN Safety Score and a 5-star safety rating from
the NHTSA. The 2020 Toyota Camry also appears as an
IIHS Top Safety Pick + thanks to its crashworthiness and crash avoidance and mitigation systems.
In the NHTSA’s 3 crash tests, the Camry scored perfectly, and the
IIHS awarded its highest rating in all 6 of its crash-test categories,
as well as a rating of ‘Superior’ for front crash prevention.
The 2020 Toyota Camry has pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights,
lane departure warnings, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive
cruise control, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency
braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Safety agencies agree that the 2020 Toyota Camry is the safest car on the
The 2020 Honda Insight
If you’re looking for a smaller car, the
2020 Honda Insight presents a notable runner-up. The Insight also received a 10/10 safety
rating from U.S. News & World Report, a 5/5 from the NHTSA, and perfect
crash test scores from the IIHS – where it is a Top Safety Pick +.
As far as safety equipment goes, the Insight includes a rearview camera,
driver drowsiness monitoring, lane keep assist, lane departure warning,
road departure mitigation, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control,
forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, and a blind spot
For a small car, the Insight delivers on safety.
The 2021 Volvo XC40 4-Door SUV
For those in the market for SUVs,
Hot Cars recommends the
Volvo XC40. According to the IIHS, the vehicle is a 2020 Top Safety Pick +, and the
XC40 has a cabin designed with safety in mind. Additionally, the SUV comes
with plenty of driver-assistance technologies, including an automated
emergency braking system and crash avoidance systems for both vehicles
The 2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan and the 2021 Toyota Sienna Minivan
If a minivan is the vehicle that best suits your needs, the IIHS recommends the
2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan and the
2021 Toyota Sienna Minivan, both of which have Top Safety Pick + designations.
Follow the links above to learn more about each vehicle and see live footage
of crash tests.
The 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Pickup
only Top Safety Pick for large pickups comes from the 2021 Ram 1500 Crew cab
pickup with front crash protection and Laramie Longhorn trim. The vehicle
performed well in crash tests from the front and side and has crash prevention
technologies with emergency braking for pedestrians and cyclists.
Looking for Something Else?
Although the entries above are the internet’s favorite vehicles when
it comes to safety, there are plenty of options. The IIHS has a well-organized
list of Safety Picks, where you can find all the safest small cars, midsize
cars, large cars, and luxury cars and SUVs of all shapes and sizes.
You can even search a vehicle safety rating by year, make and model with
That being said, no car is a replacement for safe driving. You should always
exercise care and caution behind the wheel.
If someone else causes a
car accident, our team at Gruenberg Kelly Della can help you through the aftermath.
Call us at (888) 305-6372 or contact us online so we can answer all your
questions during a free consultation.