14 Safest Car Brands of 2020

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These Automakers Put Safety First

Today’s cars are safer than ever, and improvements are ongoing. However, when shopping for a new car, most people are sure to notice the brilliant touch-screen interfaces, heated seats, interior embellishments, fancy digital instrument gauges, power liftgates, and remote start before they have any comprehension of the car’s safety features.

All the above niceties, which used to be reserved for expensive luxury vehicles or range-topping trim levels, are increasingly common in many new cars. You’ll even find some of these features in smaller, less expensive models, and it’s not uncommon for automakers to include some of them in base trims.

With that said, similar advancements have occurred when it comes to active safety aids. It wasn’t long ago that features like automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control were only available in expensive cars’ upper trims. Now, many budget-friendly vehicles come standard with a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems. 

With each new model year, most automakers increase the number of standard safety features in their vehicles and offer more advanced safety technologies as options. In addition, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) adds more difficult crash tests and requires cars to have certain safety aids in order to receive the top awards. All of this leads to much safer vehicles and provides car shoppers with valuable peace of mind.

Keep reading to learn about the safest car brands for the 2020 model year, ranked by average safety score.

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