It may seem shocking that at one point in time, safety was not ranked as one of the top priorities in a vehicle. Over time, automakers realized how imperative it was to make their vehicles as safe as possible for good business and to protect drivers. With such substantial advancements in technology, the average car’s are now equipped with high-standard safety features. Seatbelts and airbags are no longer viable safety options; and with more drivers requesting safety and comfort, brands are continuously modifying safety features.

Are you a new driver or want to ensure you have optimal safety on the road? Check out our list of the top three safest vehicles in the market today:

#1) 2019 Kia Optima

The 2019 Kia Optima was ranked as the safest vehicle according to U.S. News & World Report. The Kia Optima has some of the most advanced safety features available in their models, including visual alerts for hazards ahead, lane-change warnings and blind-spot alerts. The Kia Optima was selected as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and scored “Good” in all six main IIHS tests. The Kia Optima comes equipped with a variety of the most effective safety features, all for an extremely reasonable starting price of $22,990. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated the Kia Optima a five-star rating based on its overall safety. You don’t have to make a compromise between safety and comfort; with the Kia Optima, you can have both!

#2) 2019 Toyota Camry

This incredible sedan is a midsize safety vehicle with extremely high ratings that comes in at second on the safest vehicles list. One of the most popular vehicles in the world, the 2019 Toyota Camry comes equipped with a ten-airbag system around the vehicle, blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree camera system with alerts, and more. With both passive and active safety features, the Toyota Camry is one of the most reliable vehicle options available. The Camry is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, scored “Good” on all six crash tests and earned a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. 

#3) 2019 Honda Insight

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid vehicle that is fully loaded with ample security features. The compact structure of the vehicle minimizes any collision by distributing crash energy away from it and the passengers inside. Not only that, the Insight has an extensive list of both active and passive safety components from collision mitigation braking, lane-change assistance, traffic sign recognition, and more. Earning an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, “Good” rating on crash tests and five stars from NHTSA, the Insight is an optimal safety pick.

Owning a safe vehicle does not mean the driver should stop applying defensive driving techniques. Fanshawe Driving School prepares drivers with the most effective and informative safe, defensive driving skills to apply in any and all vehicles. Be the safest driver you can be and book a course or in-car lessons with us today!

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