What Are Some of the Safest Cars?


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Some of the safest cars on the road are the Audi A6, Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore and Kia Sorento. These cars and SUVs have high safety ratings based on previous crash tests.

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One of the safest cars to drive according to crash tests is the 2016 Audi A6. This car has done well in rollover crashes due to its excellent body and roof strength. It also handled various types of collisions, including hitting objects like poles and trees. There is automatic braking on some of the models, which provides even more safety.

As far as SUVs are concerned, the Chevy Trax and Buick Encore are among the highest-rated. The 2016 Chevy Trax is a subcompact SUV that has knee airbag for support of the foot and leg during a collision. There are also side airbags to protect the side of a passenger or driver's head in an accident.

Another SUV that tested well in crash tests is the Buick Encore. Some particular positive test results occured when the crash dummy avoided life-threatening injuries due to a strong car body and the various airbags included. The medium-sized Kia Sorento is also considered one of the safest, and it received a good rating with all crash tests.

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