Each year, automobile manufacturers work hard to make their cars look better and drive more safely for the American consumer.
To determine just how well a vehicle protects the occupants in the event of a crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates vehicles on their performance in high-speed front and side crash tests and a roll-over test. The IIHS also evaluates their performance in providing protection from neck injuries in rear-end collisions.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top three picks for the safest cars in 2010 in the large, mid-size, and small car categories include the Buick LaCrosse, the Ford Taurus and the Lincoln MKS in the large car class; the Audi A3, Chevrolet Malibu and Chrysler Sebring 4 door in the midsize class; and the Honda Civic 4 door, Kia Soul and Nissan Cube in the small car class.
The IIHS says these automobile manufacturers seem to be committed to providing customers with safe vehicles in real-world collision conditions. These vehicles were chosen for their ability to protect motorists in front, side and rear crashes based on testing and evaluations by the IIHS.
Some innovative safety features include collision warning systems, whiplash protection systems, energy absorbing interiors, side-impact protection, rear-side airbags, anti-skid systems, and rear fog lights.
Even the safest car cannot guarantee you will not be involved in an automobile accident. If you live in the Orlando, Florida area and you were involved in an automobile accident, please contact The Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. today.