17 Best Cars With Automatic Emergency Braking in 2019

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These High-Ranking Vehicles All Come Standard With Automatic Emergency Braking

Over the last few years, safety features have spread from the domain of only expensive vehicles down to being standard equipment, even in some of the cheapest cars on the market. This is due in part to an agreement between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a group of carmakers that requires all models to come equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) within the next few years. For now, however, you’ll still find many models that only offer AEB as an optional extra.

So what is AEB? It’s typically part of a forward collision warning system that uses radar or other sensors to detect when a crash is about to occur. Most of these systems will initially alert the driver of the danger so the driver can brake or steer to avoid an accident. In cases where the driver doesn’t react quickly enough, the AEB system will then function as its name implies and apply the brakes itself.

On the following slides, you’ll find the highest-ranked model with standard AEB from most of the classes we rank. We’ve also included the model’s safety score in our ranking system, which is based on crash tests by the NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), as well as the number of standard safety features the vehicles are equipped with.

Be aware that our scores are constantly being updated as new data and automotive reviews become available, so the scores you see in this slideshow may not match those you find elsewhere on our site.

Keep reading to see the best cars, trucks, and SUVs that come standard with automatic emergency braking.

If you’d like to learn more about how advanced safety features (including AEB) work, click here.

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