10 Safest Car Brands in 2018

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These Are the Safest Car Brands Based on Average U.S. News Safety Scores

Safety is one of the most important considerations for many new car shoppers. This makes perfect sense, since many of us spend plenty of time in our vehicles and are aware of the growing number of crash-related injuries and fatalities. Luckily, modern technology has contributed to making today’s cars considerably safer than past models.

Most of today’s vehicles not only feature crumple zones, multiple airbags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control, but also active safety technology and advanced driver assistance systems. Some models include these safety features as options, while others come standard with an entire suite of active safety tech.

U.S News’ safety scores are tabulated by combining crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is run by the federal government, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a nonprofit funded by auto insurance companies.

The following slides contain information about the vehicle brands with the highest average U.S. News safety scores.

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