Best Cars With Automatic Emergency Braking in 2020

2020 Hyundai Sontata
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Stop Right Here for the Best Vehicles With Automatic Emergency Braking

Thanks to federal regulations, automatic emergency braking will be mandated in all new cars over the next couple of years, but many automakers have beat the regulations to the punch, rolling out the feature as optional or standard equipment. 

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) uses radar or sensors to continually assess the distance between your car and the car in front of you. A related feature, called forward collision warning, uses the same sensors to alert you when the distance closes too quickly. AEB kicks in to slow or stop your car if you don’t apply the brakes fast or hard enough. 

AEB and forward collision warning often, but not always, appear together on a car’s feature menu. Though these features were initially found in expensive option packages, more manufacturers are making them standard to help increase a car’s value as compared to the competition, and to get consumers’ attention by advertising a model’s safety credentials.

The following slides each highlight a vehicle available with AEB, as well as other features and attributes that contribute to a high U.S. News overall score and ranking. In addition to the overall score, you’ll see the model’s base price and the U.S. News safety score, which factors in standard safety features as well as crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 

To learn more about how advanced safety features (including AEB) work, click here.

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