Southern California has a lot of cars, and that means we have a lot of car accidents.
Safety remains an important selling point for many consumers when searching for the right car to buy. We are looking for state-of-the-art features that can ensure their safety on the road. For example, Electronic Stability Control, or ESC, automatically reduces speed and can brake individual wheels as needed if it senses an impending rollover. A study outlined on NBCNews.com performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that ESC can reduce the risk of fatalities in single-vehicle crashes by more than 50 percent, lowering the likelihood of a rollover accident by 80 percent.
Other safety features like air bags are also a concern for many. According to a recent NASDAQ report, there were a record number of auto recalls in 2016, due in large part to the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Although used car prices are down these last few months, analysts predict new car sales this year will remain at around 17 million vehicles.
Analysts also predict a small increase in new car sales in 2017, with some of that attributed to all the cars damaged due to Hurricane Harvey in September. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, estimates show the number of vehicles damaged in Texas is between 300,000 and half a million.
Brand loyalty and safety consistently rank as top deciding factors when looking to purchase a new car, says JD Power.
Despite new cars’ technological advancements, auto accident fatalities in America rose last year according to CNN Money. With that in mind, safety is more important than ever, and not all new cars are created equal.
Inspired by that knowledge, we thought we would explore the 10 cars on the market today that top the safety charts. US News and World Report lists these vehicles as having perfect safety scores based on its own new car rankings, as well as Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Keep in mind, we’re not promoting any of these brands or models. We’re simply promoting safety when behind the wheel.
We urge you to please consider safety when choosing your next vehicle. It’s not only for your own safety but also for those on the road around you.
If you have been the unfortunate victim of a car crash and want legal help, please contact Power Legal Group today at 800-323-POWER for a free consultation.