Standard utility vehicles, otherwise known as SUV’s, have gained popularity in recent years. There are many factors that have helped the SUV’s gain favor with people for many different reasons. They are perfect for growing families, since there is plenty of room to put everything and everyone. Four wheel drive is another feature that makes SUVs popular. When choosing your next vehicle, you may want to check the safety rating and features. Her are some SUVs with great safety ratings:
1. Honda HR-V
The 2020 Honda HR-V has a five star overall safety rating. There have been no recalls, complaints or reports due to safety on this vehicle. There are many optional additional safety features offered for this vehicle. Some of the options that are available are: a blind spot camera, automatic high-beam headlights, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and road departure mitigation
2. Subaru Crosstrek
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek has an overall 5-star overall safety rating, with the following safety features: EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure, Sway Warning and Lead Vehicle Start Alert
3. Acura MDX
The 2020 Acura MDX has a 5-star overall safety rating. It comes with many safety features, such as: Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System and Multi-View Rear Camera. There are also optional safety features such as: Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor that can help you see what’s behind you as well.
4. Volvo XC90
The 2020 Volvo XC90 has an overall 5-star overall safety rating. Some of the safety features included are: rearview camera, rear parking sensors,forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a driver drowsiness monitor and road sign recognition
5. Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has an overall safety rating of 5-star. It comes standard with an impressive number of safety features, such as: front, front-side and side curtain airbags (6 total), anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection,automatic emergency braking, driver inattention warning system and more.
6. Mazda CX-5
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 also has an overall 5-star rating and comes standard with the following safety features: standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, standard adaptive cruise control, anti-lock brakes and airbags (front, side and overhead airbags).
There are so many choices when buying a vehicle. Safety should always be an important part of that decision.