Every day, car dealership showrooms across the country are swarmed with people looking for the “perfect” vehicle. They inquire about engine size, gas mileage, road performance, and various colors. They take the car at face value, looks, and popularity. What many people fail to look at is safety features. In most vehicles new or improved safety features are added with each model year.
According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, there are several vehicle models that have never had a death related to a crash since their induction into the IIHS data system. These vehicles have been proven to be the safest because they are equipped with a front crash prevention system. These systems include the forward collision warning system, and the auto-brake system.
These systems help prevent crashes from the front or from the rear by warning the driver if something is about to collide with the vehicle, or is there is a crash possibility to the rear. They each help to protect the vehicle from crashing, and more importantly, protect the people inside. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has identified several vehicles that can be considered “crash proof.” These vehicles were tested, and of the seventy four that were tested only seven received a superior rating:
All of the vehicles had the forward collision warning systems and in some the auto brake system was optional. Six vehicles received the advanced rating for being crash-proof — as well as generally powerful. These vehicles have both an auto brake system and a forward collision warning system.
Some basic safety features can greatly reduce the risks of a crash. Consumers should check out all of the features — not just the flashy ones — before making a decision to buy.