14 Safest Car Brands of 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz GT
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4) Mercedes-Benz (tie)

Avg USN Safety Score: 9.78/10 | Avg USN Overall Score: 8.02/10

Much like other German automakers, including BMW and Audi, Mercedes-Benz is a front-runner when it comes to semi-autonomous systems. In fact, Mercedes was one of the first brands to bring such technology to market. However, early on, most advanced driver-assist technologies were reserved for the priciest models as expensive upgrades.

Today, many Mercedes’ vehicles come standard with an increasing number of active safety features, and some even include semi-autonomous aids. Features like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection come standard across Mercedes’ lineup. Even the AMG-GT comes packed with safety systems, which is uncommon among similar luxury sports cars.

Mercedes’ other notable safety features include crosswind assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a driver condition monitor, automatic park assist, lane change assist, speed limit assist, traffic sign recognition, night vision assist, and a head-up display.

Mercedes was the winner of five recent IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards. Keep in mind that the most expensive, high-end luxury cars typically don’t undergo crash testing.

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