Guest Post by Riley Clark Drivers risk their lives everyday when they get on the road. In the United States, automobile deaths are the leading cause of death for healthy individuals. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018, 36,550 people died in motor vehicle crashes. Aside from being mindful while driving, you should have a car that can protect you from harm. The list of the safest cars of 2020 is in! This article will list some of the unique features that each of these vehicles have aside from the safety features that are standard among cars, such as anti lock brakes, airbags, safety belts, and traction control.
Top 5 Safest Cars of 2020
2020 Honda Accord
- Collision Mitigation Braking System: Helps avoid frontal collision, senses nearby cars, tracks your speed. If the trajectory of your speed will cause you to collide with another car, it can automatically engage your brakes to protect you from a possible impact.
- Lane Keeping Assist System: Uses a camera that detects lane lines and can also adjust steering to help keep your car within your lane.
- Road Departure Mitigation: Detects if you are going out of the lane without signaling. It will give you a warning and help you get back in your lane and brake. This is specifically helpful if a driver falls asleep at the wheel.
- Adaptive Cruise Control: Senses the vehicles that are in front of your vehicles and changes your speed to ensure your vehicle is following at a reasonable distance.
- Traffic Sign Recognition: The camera is able to see traffic signs, and in some cases they are able to detect what it says. For example, with traffic signs indicating the speed limit, the speed limit will pop up on your display to ensure you don’t miss a changing speed limit.
- Cross Traffic Monitor: Sends a warning when you are backing up to let you know that there is a car on either side of you.
2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
- The 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid has the same safety features as the Honda Accord.
2020 Mercedes Benz E-class
- Pre-safety Technology: Helps warn drivers when the likelihood is high that they are about to be in an accident. This feature tightens seat belts, closes the window and sunroof, and adjusts the front head restraints.
- Night View Assist Plus: Utilizes infrared beams along with a camera to detect limited night-time visibility.
- LED Intelligent Light System: Generates light to make it appear how humans perceive natural daylight. The direction and distance of the beam changes depending on the direction you are turning along with other factors.
2020 Toyota Camry
- Stability Control: Automatically senses when the handling of the vehicle is different than normal. This will in turn reduce engine power or lightly apply brakes to help the driver from losing control of the vehicle.
- Pretensioners: Safety features on the seat belts that will tighten the seat belts to put the passenger in the best seating position for a collision.
2020 Honda Civic
- Security System: Equips the vehicle with a feature that can anticipate unwanted vehicle intrusion. It will not start the car if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.
You may be thinking, “That sounds great and all, but what is this going to cost me?” We ranked the cost of purchasing the cars to help you find the best possible fit:
- 2020 Honda Civic: MSRP from $19,850
- 2020 Honda Accord: MSRP from $24,020
- 2020 Toyota Camry: MSRP from $24,425
- 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid: MSRP from $25,620
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: MSRP from $54,050
Out of the list of the safest cars of 2020, there is only one luxury car featured, giving many consumers the option to find a safe and affordable car.
We also broke down the yearly repair costs to determine the cheapest of the list to maintain on average. (disclaimer: price breakdown information was not available for the Honda Accord Hybrid)
- 2020 Honda Civic $368
- 2020 Toyota Camry $388
- 2020 Honda Accord $400
- 2020 Mercedes Benz E-Z $788
Every year, cars keep adding more safety features to keep you and your loved ones as protected as possible on the road. The safest cars of 2020 are sure to give you automotive peace of mind. But car safety goes beyond just purchasing a safe car. You should also read up on car safety tips for all kinds of weather, especially winter driving tips when the frequency of accidents increases. Also, do your research before going into the buying process and ensure you know the right questions to ask.