Air bags are critical as they can prevent those in the front two seats from slamming into the dashboard, steering wheel, and windshield. Some cars can even be equipped with side airbags to prevent injury from hitting the door. Even though airbags aren’t effective if the car rolls over or is hit from behind, they are still essential as they provide great protection during head-on collisions.
It is now possible to get a car equipped with head restraints. These are just extensions that get added to the top of the seats. They can greatly reduce movement of the head during a collision or crash. Many headrests can be manually adjusted so that they are at the right height for the individual in the seat so they can be easily changed depending on who is riding in the car.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Electronic stability control is sometimes referred to as a different name, but ESC is the system’s most common name. It is added to cars to give drivers more control at times when they need to do some extreme steering. The ESC can detect when a car is about to spin, and can then kick into action so that the driver has more control and can prevent a tailspin.
So, next time you are in the market for a new car, it’s important that you get an auto that has all of these necessary safety features. But, even with all of these modern features, are some cars a lot safer than others? It’s true that some will react better whenever they are put in very serious situations, such as a head-on crash. Want to know which cars are considered to be the safest out there on the market? If so, then read on!
The Subaru XV
As it is an SUV, the Volkswagen Tiguan is a very family friendly car. It comes with a lot of space and many features that make it very easy to drive. It also scores very highly with regards to safety as well. In test crashes, the car has stood up well when it has been involved in head-on and side-on collisions. The back seats offer children in the back plenty of protection, which is increased even further if they are sitting in correctly fitted car seats. Other great safety features that come with the Volkswagen Tiguan SUV include lane-departure warnings and emergency braking systems.
When you buy a Nissan Micra Hatchback, you get the choice to add on an optional safety package. It’s well worth adding this as then your new car will come equipped with lots of fantastic safety features, including systems that help you keep the car in its lane and a pedestrian autonomous emergency braking system. Without all of these extra features, the car is still safe, but not remarkably so. Adding on all these extras will do a world of difference!
Mercedes E-Class Saloon
They may be known more for their style rather than their safety, but, in actual fact, the Mercedes E-Class Saloon comes out at the top of many car safety lists. That’s probably because it is well-equipped with air bags. You’ll find them along the sides and along the dashboard. That means you are extremely well protected in head-on and side-on collisions. Not only that, though, but the Mercedes Pre-Safe system can detect whether or not the car is being driven recklessly. If it is, it will optimize the seat positions and remove slack from seat belts. Clever, huh?
So, there you have it - some of 2017’s safest cars!
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