Top 10 Safest Cars of 2019
We recently wrote about the top 10 luxury vehicles of 2019. Luxury vehicles are nice but they aren’t the safest vehicles on the road. Our latest list features 10 of the safest vehicles on the road. The list includes the winners of this year’s Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) test.
For an entry-level car, The Hyundai Accent now includes a bunch of high-quality features to the minicar class. A brand new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple and Android functionality are available along with the latest in automatic breaking technology.
Automated emergency braking and forward-collision warning are optional driver-assistance features not offered on many of the Accent’s rivals. Key safety features include forward collision warning and available automated emergency braking
MSRP: $17,035 Discount: $37 Carvoy Price: $17,072
The new Insight Touring is no longer making its green card its most important feature. This Honda is more like the Civic model but with a boost in miles per gallon efficiency. This unassuming comfortable ride has won the hearts of many in its class. Not only does it look and drive great, but it’s also the safest.
The Insight won Top Safety Pick by the IIHS for its impressive driver assistance package along with many other features. They deployed an innovative safety feature which places cameras on both sides of the car. When your blinker is activated, a video display pops up on your dashboard showing you the blindspot. With this clear view of the entire side of your car, the risk of causing an accident is greatly reduced.
MSRP:$23,725 Discount:$1,460 Carvoy Price:$22,265
Honda has done it again. They managed to pack in innovation and safety into a reliable, low-cost, vehicle. The Ridgeline gets you a taste of some of the best features from a variety of classes. A spacious cabin provides for relaxing and comfortable rides while still having the power to tow ample storage in the bed. All this with a powerful V-6 engine makes the Ridgeline the best in its class three years in a row.
The Ridgeline earned a five-star crash test from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is the only pickup truck that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named a Top Safety Pick for 2018. While there’s a host of driver-assistance equipment, the trouble is that only the top-tier RTL-E and Black Edition offer these advanced assists. However, a multi-angle backup camera is standard on all Ridgeline models and has three selectable viewing modes.
MSRP:$42,965 Discount:$1,610 Carvoy Price:$41,355
The Audi Q8 is a fantastic addition is making waves in the Audi world. It’s cheaper than the A8 sedan and provides much more space and comfort for a full sized family.
Add on the fact that it’s the safest large SUV out there right now and you have one amazing vehicle. There’s no reason to overlook this beauty which is both safe and luxurious that comes in at a reasonable price.
MSRP:$86,550Discount:$2,816 Carvoy Price:$83,734
Of course, buyers of three-row SUVs typically care more about a different set of figures, and that is a numbers game Subaru plays expertly. The Ascent is class competitive in nearly every objective measure. Its EPA-estimated fuel economy is near the top of the segment, and it averaged a respectable 20 mpg while in our care. It tows up to 5000 pounds. Several active-safety features, such as automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist, come standard on all trim levels. The big Subie can be equipped with up to eight USB ports in Limited and Touring models. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay also come standard on all models. A whopping 19 cupholders are aboard. There is no available built-in rear-seat entertainment system, but Subaru will sell you a pair of iPads with Bluetooth headphones for a reasonable $970
MSRP:$40,918 Discount:$1,360 Carvoy Price:$39,558
If you’re looking for a capable, convenient, and comfortable three-row-crossover conveyance, the Kia Sorento is a solid choice. Once you’ve settled on the Sorento, however, the choices don’t end there. With seating for seven, two different engines, and both front- and all-wheel-drive variants, there’s a Sorento for every taste and purpose. All are competitively equipped, and the top-spec SX Limited is downright luxe, boasting a standard equipment list as long as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s arm. Add in an unbeatable warranty and you have a recipe for worry-free long-term ownership.
The Sorento’s crash-test results are good, and automated emergency braking is either optional or standard on most models, as are the majority of Kia’s other driver-assistance features. We’d like to see additional items—such as rear side-impact airbags—offered, and for some of the other driving, assists to be standard on lesser trim levels. Overall, the Sorento is a solid safety pick.
MSRP:$28,750 Discount:$1,349 Lease Subvention Cash:$6,090 Carvoy Price:$21,311
The Mazda CX-3 is universally hailed as one of the most fun vehicles to drive. Its power dynamics and driver-focused interior allows you to zip and zap around any corner quickly. Its downfall is ultimately its small size which leaves little room for shoppers and families. The CX-3 is more of a fun car rather than a practical one.
The CX-3 earns excellent crash-test ratings and comes standard with automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Its suite of more advanced driver-assistance features is the icing on the cake and is offered on all models.
MSRP:$24,035 Discount:$28 Carvoy Price:$24,007
Recently, there has been a bit of a stink over the latest releases from BMW. The X2 however, seems to be an exception. The crossover appeals to the BMW enthusiast and the luxury-crossover types. Not only is it beautiful, but she packs a punch as well. The turbocharged inline-six engine adds a ton of power to your ride.
Most importantly, it won best in its class from the IIHS. The combination of power, luxury, the BMW name, and the highest safety ratings in its class, you simply can’t go wrong with the X2.
MSRP:$49,895 Discount:$2,670 Lease Subvention Cash:$1,750 Carvoy Price:$45,475
The Cadenza is an affordable car that almost reaches luxury levels. Depending on your model, you will get CarPlay and Android features along with sophisticated driver-assistance tech. In terms of safety, the Cadenza provides automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warnings.
The Cadenza’s driver-assistance technology is comprehensive, and it is standard starting on the mid-level Technology trim, with simpler features, such as blind-spot monitoring, offered on the base Premium model. Key safety features include:
MSRP:$40,395 Discount:$1,445 Carvoy Price:$38,950
One of our favorites from the midsized contenders is the sleek new Lexus ES. This car appeals to those who enjoy a nice balance between luxury and safety.
The ES received great safety ratings and one of the best child seat protections we’ve seen so far. The IIHS noted the efficiency of the airbag protocols during high-intensity crashes. The only place it lacked was the headlight design.
MSRP:$49,168 Discount:$3,492 Lease Subvention Cash:$3,250 Carvoy Price:$42,426