The 6 Safest Vehicles On The Road Today

When people are shopping for a mid-size car or SUV, safety is important. The following is a list of the safest vehicles on the road today and the features that make them safe.

1. Acura MDX Crossover SUV

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Acura MDX Crossover SUV

  • Front-crash avoidance mitigation system
  • Rearview camera
  • Superior crash-test performance
  • Blind-spot monitors
  • Improved steering
  • Variable power-assisted steering
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering
  • Vehicle Stability Assist including traction control
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic Brake Assist and Distribution
  • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front, front-side and side curtain
  • airbags
  • Rollover Sensor
  •  Active front head restraints


2. Audi A4 Audi’s A4 sedan and Q5 crossover SUV

Audi A4 Sedan

  • Advanced front-crash avoidance stem
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Antilock brakes
  • Stability and traction control
  • Front-seat side and side curtain airbags
  • Rear-seat side airbags
  • Blind-spot warning system
  • Audible warning and brake priming for detection of impending frontal crash
  • Perfect five stars for side-impact protection
  • Rated best on side-impact, frontal-offset and roof-strength tests


3. Cadillac ATS sedan and SRX crossover SUV

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Cadillac SRX crossover SUV

  • Advanced front-crash avoidance rating
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Traction and stability control
  • Side-curtain and front-side airbags
  • Remote door unlocking
  • Roadside assistance on-demand
  • Stolen vehicle assistance
  • Cross-traffic alert systems
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Safety alert driver seat
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Automatic collision preparation
  • Automatic low-speed braking
  • Tops in frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof strength tests


4. Jeep Grand Cherokee 

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Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Advanced front-crash avoidance rating
  • Kevlar-reinforced tires
  • Additional body protection
  • Front collision warning
  • Traction and stability Control
  • Blind spot/rear cross-path detection
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • Front-side and side-curtain airbags
  • Active front head-restraints
  • Excellent frontal side crash protection
  • Highest IIHS rating for crash test of frontal-offset, side and roof-strength


5. Subaru Legacy 

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Subaru Legacy

  • Superior front-crash avoidance system
  • Collision avoidance system
  • Traction and stability control
  • Front-side and side curtain airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Pre-collision braking
  • EyeSight system including adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure and sway warning
  • Pedestrians detection braking
  • Top NHTSA five-star crash ratings for rollover, front and side tests
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick+ in front-offset, roof strength and side-impact tests


6. Volvo S60

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Volvo S60

  • City Safe feature
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Autobrake
  • Top front-crash avoidance rating
  • Smart all-wheel-drive system
  • Highest crash test scores
  • Rearview camera
  • Driver-attention warning
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Collision warning system
  • Auto braking when pedestrians are detection.
  • Blind-spot warning system
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Traction and stability control
  • Front-seat side airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front Head Restraints to reduce whiplash
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Side blind-spot warning system
  • Highest safety rating on crash and roof strength tests


While looks, roominess, power and performance are important when choosing a vehicle, a good vehicle must also keep its occupants safe. The vehicles listed above combine style, creature comforts and technology with the best safety features in the industry. Visit for more SUV and car engine information.



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The Cadillac SXR is produced by General Motors for the Cadillac line. This vehicle is a mid size luxury crossover sport utility vehicle, assemble at the Lansing Grand River Plant in Lansing, Michigan in the United States. The first generation of the SUV was built on the GM Sigma platform utilizing a five door body style. The first engines used in the SXR included a 3.6 L High-Feature V6 engine and the 4.6 L Cadillac Northstar V8 engine.

Both engines came with either a five speed 5L40-E automatic transmisson or a six speed transmission. Rear wheel drive and four wheel drive were offered as well with these engines. Intended as a luxury automobile, the SXR included leather interior, side curtain airbags, heated front seats, dvd player, sunroof, navigation system and power third row seats. Although standard with the V8 engine, these were options for the V6.

No major changes were made for the 2006 models though in 2007 some upgrades were made. These upgrades mainly pertained to the interior of the vehicle with more luxurious detailing being the only major change. For 2007 again no major changes were made although a sport trim package was included for the 2007 this mainly dealt with the superficial appearance of the vehicle rather than major design changes. The largest of this would be an addition of larger wheels and less chrome on the body.

The first generation of the Cadillac SRX is scheduled to remain in production through 2009. A redesigned second generation is slated to begin production for the 2010 model year. Though still called the Cadillac SRX, it is known in other places as the Cadillac Provoq. The location of assembly of the automobile will change as well. Cadillac will now assembled this vehicle at an assembly plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. The second generation will feature both a 2.8 L Turbo V6 and a 3.0 L VVT E85 V6 Direct-injection engine.

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