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.



Get Prepared: Emergency Car Kit for Winter

Preparedness is key!  You don’t expect emergencies, but being prepared for one sure gives you a sense of security.  Whether you live near an earthquake line, blizzard territory, twister zones or away from all that where you don’t ever see snow; these items are still great to have in your car.  And who knows if someone’s car engine may break down and you will be there to help!


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These items are simple, unexpected, and you can purchase them all at Wal-Mart.


Check out this link that gives you more visuals of these items and how you can store them in a storage tub for your car trunk.  These items are simple, unexpected,  and you can purchase them all at Wal-Mart.


1.  Non-clumping Kitty Liter.  Less than a buck for a 7 lb bag, this stuff can save you if you’re stuck on ice or in the snow.  Throw it under your tires to give traction so pull out.

2.  Jumper Cables. This is a necessity to have no matter what the season.  You can find these for less than ten bucks.

3. Fix-a-Flat Spray.  To get you by in an emergency.

4. Emergency Blanket.  Look for these in the camping section.

5. Hand Warmers.  These are the best things ever.

6. First Aid Kit.  Another total must to have with you for obvious reason.

7. LED Flashlight.  Get one that doesn’t require batteries, but has a crank to generate the power it needs.  They come with a steady light or a flashing light that you can use in an emergency.

That’s not so hard, is it?  This is a pretty good winter car kit that you can find the items for under forty bucks.  Put them in a tub or even in a back pack.  You can also add to it with things like:


  • Energy / Protein Bars
  • Tire Chains
  • Water (bottled)
  • Ice Scraper, Snow Shovel/Brush
  • Paper Towels / Rags
  • Window Washer Solvent (Winter Formula)


Put it on your “To-do” list and get one of these in each of your cars for this winter.  Who knows, you could save a life, maybe even your own!  Safe travels from Southwest Engines.