As car safety is a major concern, manufacturers strive to make cars better and safer according to the strict stipulations suggested by the market. We’ve already talked about safety features to look for on salvage cars, and now it’s time to review five of the safest vehicles available on Salvagebid.
The Hyundai Elantra continues to set new safety records: the Elantra won the IIHS Top Safety Pick, North America’s most prestigious automobile safety award, four years in a row. The list of optional safety features includes a blind zone monitoring system, forward-collision avoidance, electronic stability control, and hill-start assist. A variety of safety features as well as high scores in crash tests are some of the contributing factors to why the Elantra was voted one of the safest small cars by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Another record-holder on the list is the Subaru Crosstrek, one of Subaru’s safest SUVs. The Crosstrek is considered the safest small-size SUV thanks to a surprisingly long list of options for preventing front collisions, like Subaru Eyesight Overview and Pre-Collision Throttle Management. For more than five consecutive years, this safe and reliable SUV collected the Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, which makes the Crosstrek an essential car on our list.
If you’re looking for the safest midsize car, consider buying the Ford Fusion. The 2017 and 2018 models won the Top Safety Pick due to the superior rating for front crash prevention. The Fusion got an overall perfect rating from the NHTSA as well. Blind-spot monitoring assistance, adaptive cruise control, and rear parking sensors make the Ford Fusion suitable for driving in densely populated areas since all these features help drivers fit into tight parking spaces and avoid collisions.
Mercedes-Benz is famous for innovations regarding safety, and the C-Class is no exception. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was awarded the Top Safety Pick by the IIHS in 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Automatic emergency braking comes standard for the C-Class, but you can also opt for the well-known Mercedes PRE-SAFE system, active lane control, auto-leveling Mercedes-Benz Intelligent LED headlights, and speed limit assist.
The Toyota Highlander was deemed the safest midsize SUV on the market. The Highlander has been winning the IIHS Top Safety Pick since 2015. Pedestrian detection, enhanced stability control, and rear-cross traffic alert system are just standard safety equipment on the Highlander.
Salvagebid wants you to stay safe, no matter what car you have or are planning to buy. If the latter is the case, you can start with our online auto auction. We have thousands of clear and salvage title cars for sale and you’ll definitely find your dream car on a budget. You’ll need to register with us, upload a copy of your passport or government-issued ID, and place a refundable security deposit to start bidding. Don’t hesitate to call us at +1 (360) 347-1300 (6:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST, Monday to Friday) or contact us with any questions.