Sedan Safety for the 2016 Model Year
Whether you are driving an old clunker that is barely getting you from place to place, or your lease is about to expire, the thought of a new car this model year certainly sounds enticing. One of the most asked questions at any dealership revolves around safety. Whether it’s the safety features, advanced driver aids, the actual IIHS safety rating or simply the reputation of the vehicle to provide adequate safety, this topic is brought up in every transaction.
Safety should be a major concern when purchasing a vehicle. You are about to put yourself and your loved ones on the road with numerous other drivers who have vehicles of a wide range of disrepair that just might give out and end up colliding with you and your vehicle. What you want is to be sure you and your family will have the best chance at surviving a crash and with the advanced safety technology of today; here are the top rated sedans for safety for the 2016 model year.
The Mazda6 is one of the favorites on any list for the dynamic styling and amazing driving performance in the larger of the sedans from Mazda. Earning a five star crash test rating, the Mazda6 is also capable of withstanding a collision and keeping passengers safe. This car comes equipped with a backup camera, radar-based cruise control, lane-departure warning and the Smart Brake Support collision-mitigation system all in place to help avoid an accident.
The MKZ shows up as a luxury model that will help protect you and your family. This is a gorgeous and swanky looking car to drive the MKZ was sure to include plenty of safety by adding eight airbags for the 2016 model year. This, along with a full menu of driver assistance features, has earned the MKZ a five star crash test rating.
It may be unexpected to see small cars on the safety list, but Hyundai has built a reputation for installing several advanced tech features into their vehicles over the past several years. With this in mind, the Elantra is one of the safest cars to drive on the road showing up with a fantastic array of driver assistance features and a five start crash test rating.
As a plug-in hybrid makes its way to the eighth spot on the list you can easily see why. The Fusion Energi is cavernous and full of areas that will aid in a collision from every angle of the car. This car has been tested and put through the paces to come out on this list as one that is able to help you as the driver avoid a collision while being a safe place for all to ride.
It may not seem fair to have two of the same car on this list, but the two models are so dissimilar overall, especially from the powertrain standpoint, they get to be compared against each other. Regardless, the Fusion is built to be a top seller once again and is one of the most purchased cars for daily commutes and with the number of miles put on these cars; Ford has gone to great lengths to make them safe to drive.
The “V” means power and a dynamic steering that makes this car a top performer in regards to driving, but as the corny statement from the Spiderman movies states “with great power comes great responsibility.” With this in mind is it really any surprise Cadillac has the ATS-V full of awesome safety features to ensure safety in a collision along with the best driver alert features for any luxury brand.
As you can see this list has taken a turn for the sporty with the ATS-V and now the S6. The S6 is the sport version of the A6. With a long reputation for building safe cars that offer dynamic and an engaged driving, the S6 shows up as a safe car to drive with enough airbags to make you feel as if you are in a balloon and the added benefit of all-wheel drive.
Once again we have two of basically the same car on this list. Without the sporty features of the S6, the A6 becomes a bit of safer vehicle, but only because of the subdued performance in comparison. The A6 is a gorgeous luxury car that turns heads and makes many green with envy, just as the features of the driver assistance and traction control on board will make other cars envious of the A6.
This smaller car from Audi is full of fun, an energetic driving, and some amazing feeling from behind the wheel. As a small luxury car the A3 offers a ride quality that is smooth and comfortable but still in tune with the driver. Along with the great feeling of the drive the A3 comes with Audi’s full line of awesome safety features and driver assists to keep everyone happily driving down the road.
The RLX is long and low, nearly looking like a sport sedan but did you know this awesome looking car is also one of the safest for the new model year. Showing up as the second safest sedan for 2016, the RLX is well-equipped and a phenomenal ride that has earned its five star crash test rating and gives you the ability to avoid collisions with alerts and reminders to help you out.
The ILX is considered the safest sedan for the new model year and is a slightly different size than the RLX. Coming in with a menu of safety features that mirror the RLX and the reputation of Acura to protect drivers and passengers, the ILX is an awesome car to drive and the right choice when you are looking for a vehicle that is ranked the best for safety.
As you can see from this list there are some amazing cars to drive. While we would all love to drive a high powered sports car, they aren’t always practical whereas this list is part of the largest selling segment on the road today, sedans. With more sedans being driven than any other, and most used for the daily commute it’s important to have a car that is safe to drive and will help you avoid a collision. Each vehicle on this list has an excellent menu of safety features and driver alerts to help you, giving you some great choices when you do your car shopping later this year.