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10 Cars With Excellent Active Safety Systems: 2018

10 Cars With Excellent Active Safety Systems: 2018

New cars are increasingly being sold with advanced active safety features, but there are some automakers that offer more comprehensive or better-calibrated systems than others.

With some help from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and our own individual assessments of these active driver assistance systems, we have rounded up 10 vehicles that offer the best range of active safety systems and perform the best in real-world conditions. There were many vehicles with exceptional active safety systems to choose from, but our list has cars that offer safety systems for the best value while also performing better than average in real-world tests.

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10 Cars With the Excellent Active Safety Systems: 2018

2018 Lexus RX

Lexus now offers the Safety System+ package as standard on all the RX models. As part of that package, the Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection helped the RX gain a superior overall evaluation score for front crash prevention. The vehicle was able to avoid collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph low-speed and high-speed braking tests conducted by the IIHS.


2018 Genesis G80

2018 Genesis G80 Sport Review

With the standard Autonomous Emergency Braking, the G90 garnered a superior overall evaluation score for front crash prevention. The vehicle was able to avoid collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph low-speed and high-speed braking tests conducted by IIHS.


2018 Hyundai Elantra

With the optional Ultimate Package, the automatic emergency braking helped the Elantra gain a superior overall evaluation score from IIHS for front crash prevention. In a 25 mph high-speed auto braking test, impact speed was reduced by 22 mph. A collision was avoided altogether in the 12 mph low-speed auto braking test.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

With the optional Eyesight technology, the Crosstrek garnered a superior overall evaluation score for front crash prevention. The vehicle was able to avoid collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph low-speed and high-speed braking tests conducted by IIHS.


2018 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-9

With the available Smart City Brake Support technology, the CX-9 garnered a superior overall evaluation score for front crash prevention. The vehicle was able to avoid collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph low-speed and high-speed braking tests conducted by IIHS.


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2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 1

Equipped with the optional Premium 3 Package, the active brake assist with cross-traffic function aided the Mercedes in getting a superior overall evaluation score from IIHS for front crash prevention. The vehicle was able to avoid collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph low-speed and high-speed braking tests.


2018 Honda Accord

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The Accord got an impressive superior overall evaluation score from the IIHS. With the standard Honda Sensing package, the collision mitigation braking system helped the vehicle avoid collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph low-speed and high-speed braking tests.


2018 Audi A4

2017 Audi A4 Long-term Test Virtual Cockpit and MMI

When optioned with the Driver Assistance Package, the Audi Pre Sense Front helped the A4 gain a superior overall evaluation score from IIHS for front crash prevention. In a 25 mph high-speed auto braking test, impact speed was reduced by 22 mph. A collision was avoided altogether in the 12 mph low-speed auto braking test.


2018 Toyota Corolla

Toyota ramped up its commitment to safety when refreshing the current-generation Corolla. With the standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, the Corolla garnered a superior overall evaluation score from IIHS for front crash prevention. The vehicle was able to avoid collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph low-speed and high-speed braking tests.


2018 Volvo XC60

The Volvo name has been synonymous with safety for a long time. Every XC60 comes standard with Volvo’s City Safety suite of safety technology. In addition to acing the IIHS front crash prevention test with a superior score, the auto braking system in an industry first is designed to work in busy intersections where the likelihood of crashing into an oncoming car can increase.