The safest cars to buy in 2018

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  • There are always many things to consider before making the final decision.
  • Consumers need to gather the right information to purchase the safest cars on the market today.
  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has revealed its top safety picks.
  • For 2018, two manufacturers stand above the rest: Hyundai and Subaru.

You’re looking for a new car, but safety features are an absolute priority for you and your family. Or perhaps, you want a safe car for your next dune bashing trip. Good news is, most vehicles on sale today cater to the safety-conscious car shopper. And in the vast pool of safe vehicles on the market, some truly stand out among their counterparts.

That’s where safety ratings come into play. They are often the result of rounds of rigorous tests that incorporate advanced technologies into testing procedures to better assess vehicle safety and probability for passenger injury.

Like every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has chosen a handful of vehicles to deem excellent in safety. 2018 has seen 12 cars and 3 SUVs from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, Lincoln, Subaru and Toyota make the cut.

Some of the main factors that come into play while testing the vehicles:

  • Front and side crashworthiness
  • Rollover resistance
  • Roof strength
  • Headlights
  • Electronic stability control
  • Child seat anchors ease of use
  • Head restraints and seats
  • Crash injury criteria for the head, chest, neck and legs
  • Small Overlap
  • Moderate Overlap

To become an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, all vehicles should offer the ultimate in crash protection. And it is mandatory that these cars feature proactive crash prevention and advanced headlight technology.

With the ins-and-out of every possible safety feature taken into account, including an additional, reinforced focus on passenger safety this year, below are some of this year’s safest vehicles according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2018 Kia Soul

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 56,700

Strong features:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Side-impact Door Beams
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automated Emergency Braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Forward-collision warning

The 2018 Subaru Impreza

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 74,900

Strong features:

  • Eyesight suite of safety technology (automated front braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor
  • Forward-Collision Warning
  • Automatic High-Beams
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Rear Automated Emergency Braking

The 2018 Subaru WRX

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 125,900

Strong features:

  • Eyesight suite of safety technology (automated front braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning)
  • Automatic High-Beams
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Forward-Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor

The 2018 Subaru Outback

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 90,000

Strong features:

  • Eyesight suite of safety technology (automated front braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning)
  • Automatic High-Beams
  • New Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Forward-Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance

The 2018 Toyota Camry

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 91,000

Strong features:

  • Forward-Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Lane-Departure Warning
  • Front Automated Emergency Braking

The 2018 BMW 5 Series

safest cars of 2018

 

Price starting at: AED 315,000

Strong features:

  • Forward-Collision Warning
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane-Departure Warning
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Front Automated Braking
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Self-Parking (Active Park Assist)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Rear Parking Sensors

The 2018 Genesis G80

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 148,000

Strong features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front Automated Emergency Braking
  • Automatic High-Beams
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Forward-Collision Warning
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor

The 2018 Genesis G90

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 354,900

Strong features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Lane-Departure Warning
  • Front Automated Emergency braking
  • Automatic High-Beams
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor

The 2018 Lincoln Continental

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 209,000

Strong features:

  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic
  • Automated Emergency braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Several Driver-Alert Features
  • Active Park Assist (which allows the car to parallel park itself)

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class sedan

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 250,000

Strong features:

  • Crosswind Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Active Brake Assist Forward Collision
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Driver Knee Airbag

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 83900

Strong features:

  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automated Emergency Braking
  • Rear Parking Sensors

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

safest cars of 2018

Price starting at: AED 230,000

Strong features:

  • Crosswind Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABD and Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact beams
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd Row Airbags
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Baby-smart Child-seat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Shopping for a new car is not as easy as shopping for a piece of furniture, especially if you’re looking for the crème de la crème in safety. We hope this year’s rankings will help you avoid the buyer’s remorse that often accompanies automotive purchases.

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