Five cars with the best safety ratings in the world
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of the key references in the automotive industry for testing the safety of vehicles. For 2019, the organization awarded 57 cars its "top safety pick" designation and out of these, 30 models were included in the highest "top safety pick+" category. Today, we list some of these safest cars of 2019 as adjudged by IIHS.
Honda Insight: Price starts from $23,850
Honda Insight, derived from the company's Civic model, is making a comeback after a four-year hiatus. The hybrid sedan has earned the Top Safety Pick+ designation from IIHS thanks to standard features like automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and LED headlamps and taillamps. The organization awarded the Insight 'Good' on all its parameters of crashworthiness and rated the standard crash prevention system as 'Superior'.
Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid: Priced at $38,325
The 2019 Toyota Camry has been awarded 'Good' on when it comes to the sedan's crashworthiness. However, the organization has given top ratings to the Hybrid XLE trim for it is the only Camry to come equipped with Adaptive Headlights package. Other standard features of Camry include automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping alert, adaptive cruise control, and 10 airbags.
2019 Genesis G90: Price starts at $68,350
In six extensive safety tests performed by IIHS, the 2019 Genesis G90 scored the highest rating of Good. The luxury sedan packs a tonne of driver assistance features including a driver drowsiness monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree camera, and automatic high beams among others. In the 40kmph front crash test, the car avoided a collision.
2019 Volvo XC40: Price starts at $33,000
In the small SUV category, the Volvo XC40 garnered top ratings in crashworthiness thanks to safety features such as daytime running lights, blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, and Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system. IIHS noted that dummy driver's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicated that "the driver's survival space was maintained very well."
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Price starts at $40,700
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC has been awarded the Top Safety Pick+ in the midsize luxury SUV category. The GLC trim equipped with Advanced Lighting package was rated Good in crashworthiness. The GLC comes with a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive high beams, pedestrian detection, and a Pre-Safe feature which tightens the seat belts and rolls-up windows in the event of an imminent collision.