Millions of people are injured in car accidents every year, which is why people often prioritize safety above all other features when shopping for a new car. It’s easier than ever to research safety features now that the
U.S. News and World Report released their list of the safest cars of the year. According to Denver auto accident attorney Mark A. Simon, these cars could offer you the most protection in the event of a collision. Take a look at some of the cars that made this year’s list:
The Chevrolet Volt is well known for its energy efficiency, but now it’s time for buyers to recognize this vehicle as one of the safest on the roads. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Volt five star ratings in every single safety category, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given this vehicle a Top Safety Pick + rating. Parents will fall in love with the Volt because of its Teen Driver System, which grades teen drivers and issues a report card for parents to review.
Whereas the Chevrolet Volt is a compact car, the Genesis G80 is more of a luxury mid-size vehicle. This car has also received five star ratings from the NHTSA and a perfect Top Safety Pick + rating from the IIHS. Some of the standard features included on this vehicle are automatic emergency braking, lane change alerts, and a blind spot warning that alerts the driver when another vehicle has entered into a blind spot. These safety features may help you avoid a dangerous collision on the road. Learn more about the safest cars of the year
Volvo has always had a reputation of manufacturing safe cars, so it’s no surprise to see the Volvo S60 has made the list. However, not every S60 qualifies for this list. The only Volvo S60 that received the Top Safety Pick + rating from the IIHS is the one equipped with HID headlights.
One safety feature that will definitely prevent accidents is the pedestrian and cyclist detection system. The car will alert the driver when it detects a pedestrian or cyclist approaching the vehicle so the driver knows to stop and wait for him to pass.
Toyota Prius Prime
Although this energy efficient vehicle has not been rated by the NHTSA yet, it still made the
U.S. News and World Report list due to its impressive safety features. For instance, it has automatic headlights that can detect lights in the distance and adjust brightness as needed. This means the driver does not need to switch to high beams on a dark, empty road—the car will do it all on its own.
Unfortunately, there’s still a chance that you will be involved in a car accident even if you are in one of these vehicles. If you have been injured in a car accident, you will need legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney. Call us at 303-321-4878
or contact Mark A. Simon
to discuss your right to recover compensation during a free consultation.