Safest 2017 Small SUVs on the Market

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Here Are the Safest New Small SUVs You Can Buy

Safety is not in the eye of the beholder. It is in the advanced technological systems most new cars are equipped with today. The array of technology varies from a basic rearview camera to advanced monitoring systems that can alert a drowsy driver falling asleep at the wheel or help prevent a crash with an oncoming obstacle.

The safest small SUVs on the market have the best crash test scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and are built with the most standard and available driver assistance safety features, like automatic emergency braking. Small SUVs include vehicles from our subcompact SUV rankings, compact SUV rankings, luxury subcompact SUV rankings, and luxury compact SUV rankings.

Safety is one of several areas that U.S. News & World Report analyzes in its rankings of new and used cars. The safety score is based on cumulative data from top industry authorities, including the NHTSA and the IIHS. Each of the SUVs profiled in this slideshow has superior safety scores, and some have a perfect 10. Let’s explore some of the safest small SUVs on the market today.

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