Shopping for a new car in 2014? Then you’ll probably be interested to know what the results of the latest safety tests are before you venture out to local car dealership. Here are some of highest rated vehicles for 2014 in terms of safety.
- 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
The 2014 Chevy Cruze has state-of-the-art safety features that earned it a 5-star rating from National Highway Transportation Safety Board (NHTSB). With more of the standard safety features built into this vehicle than any car in it’s class, it provides for safety you won’t find elsewhere. It comes equipped with electronic stability control and traction control that makes driving on hazardous roads safer. This groundbreaking technology can detect a difference between the direction the vehicle is steered and the direction is on and make corrections.
10 standard air bags provide protection for all passengers. This vehicle was tested in front, rear, and side crash scenarios Other tests involve tests of the stability of vehicles as well as searching for any defects.
- 2014 Subaru Forrester
The 2014 Subaru Forrester received a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-star rating from the NHTSB. It has safety features that include a side head air bag and a rear head bag for protection in vehicle crashes from all angles. Electronic stability control makes driving on slippery roads safer. The 5-star rating from the NHTSB was for overall performance, as well as a 5-star rating for side crash rating and 4-stars for rollover and frontal crashes.
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
This pickup is the first in its class to receive an overall 5-star rating from the NHTSB since the government agency revised the criteria of its rating system in 2011. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has trailer away control that provides the driver extra assistance when pulling a trailer. When the system sense instability or swaying, it automatically reduces engine power and brakes. Stability control is also standard for added safety.
- 2014 Toyota Camry
The 2014 Toyota Camry is loaded with safety features, helping it to garner a 5-star safety award from the NHTSB. It features traction control and an ABS brake system on all four wheels. It also features stability control and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger. This car got its safety rating in front, rear, and side crash tests.
- 2014 Volvo S80
This manufacturer has long been on the cutting edge in safety technology. The S80 features dynamic stability and traction control, a blind spot information system, and headlamps that have washers.
Any of these vehicles is a good choice for a family car, or as a car for a long commute to work in bad traffic.