What do you look for when you’re considering purchasing a new set of wheels? Is it the brand? The size? The price? Maybe the colour, or even the mileage? Regardless of the image in your mind, we can bet that safety features probably weren’t at the top of your list.
Safety in New and Used Cars
The safety features of a new or used car must be amongst the top of your criteria when on the hunt. The ratings of a car are extremely helpful, however, you definitely also want to know what safety features to look out for, and understand how they work. It’s an extremely important part of choosing a safe car that meets all of your needs.
We know that buying a new car can be a pretty daunting experience. Whether you buy it brand-spanking new and drive it off the lot, or you go for a used car, there’s just so much to look out for.
At Claimify, our top priority is your safety. For this reason, we have created a list of the safest new cars and used cars that are currently on the market as we help you choose a safe car, one that’s practical, and of course, highly rated.
Let’s get started.
The updated Used Car Safety Ratings show us that you no longer have to sacrifice your safety in order to find a good price. Below are some of the safest used cars that are still booming in sales in 2021, and are all based on the Used Car Safety Ratings where they each scored a five-star rating as a qualified safe car choice.
• Audi Q3 (2012-2018)
• Hyundai Santa Fe (2012-2018)
• Volvo XC60 (2009-2017)
• BMW 1 Series (2004-2013)
• Subaru Liberty (2009-2014)
• Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2009-2016)
• Toyota Prado (2009-2018)
Let’s face it, we know new cars come with a whole lot of safety features. This includes front and side airbags, and active safety aids like electronic stability control, lane assist and more. Below are the safest new cars for 2021.
• 2021 Toyota Camry
• 2021 Toyota Corolla
• 2021 Hyundai Kona
• 2021 Hyundai Palisade
• 2021 Mazda 3
• 2021 Mazda 6
With all this in mind, we know that safety might not be a necessarily ‘sexy’ attribute when it comes to looking for the perfect new car, but like the fuel economy, it’s definitely one of the most important.
Regardless of how many safety features are installed in your new ride, please remember that driving behaviour still stands as your number 1 priority. Technology might be taking over and making us all feel safer whilst on the road, but ultimately, it all depends on your actions.
Stay safe, and happy shopping!