The 10 Safest SUVs of 2017

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These 10 SUVs Can Keep Your Family Safe

Safety is the first thing many shoppers think about when buying a new car – even more so when shopping for an SUV. In fact, part of the appeal of early SUVs was the idea that their large size would protect you better in a crash.

Not all SUVs are created equal. They come in different shapes and sizes. However, these days, many have similar advanced safety features in the form of lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic pre-collision braking, backup cameras, and more.

The following vehicles are the 10 SUVs with the highest safety scores on U.S. News & World Report's site. Some of the SUVs in this slideshow even boast the aforementioned advanced safety features as standard equipment!

It's important to note that, although a compact and a midsize SUV might have the same safety score, that doesn't mean they will perform the same in a crash. Size matters with crashes, and larger vehicles tend to do better, all other things being equal.

It's also important to note that U.S. News' scores, including our safety score, are updated throughout the year as new expert reviews and data become available. Check out our rankings and reviews pages for each of these cars for the latest information on safety.

Click through the following slides to see the safest SUVs on the market.

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