Are you looking for a brand new vehicle? Interested in a new vehicle that will do what it’s supposed to and not give you too many problems? Lemon law lawyers in the Bay Area and beyond will urge you to buy a safe car, as they tend to have fewer issues and come with fewer headaches—so it’s less likely you’ll have to run back to the dealer or a mechanic after making your purchase.
These are the 2022 cars that fit that criteria. That’s what we’ll be taking a look at today, as we take a look at what auto reviewers are saying and provide an overview of some of the safest vehicle picks of the year. Here’s what you’ll need to know…
Each year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) publishes a list highlighting the top performing vehicles in safety and crash testing. These form the “Top Safety Picks” of the year. The following are the best listings of this year.
- Honda Civic sedan and hatchback; Honda Insight sedan and hatchback; Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback; Subaru Crosstek hybrid.
- Mid-sized cars: Honda Accord; Kia K5; Nissan Altima; Nissan Maxima; Subaru Legacy; Subaru Outback; Toyota Camry.
- Acura TLX and Lexus ES 350 are mid-sized luxury vehicles. Lexus IS is; Tesla Model 3; Volvo S60 standard; recharge; cross country.
- Large cars: Kia Stinger
- Audi A6 and A6 Allroad large luxury cars; Audi A7, Genesis G70, Genesis G80; Genesis G90 Mercedes Benz E-Class
- Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Bronco Sport, Hyundai Tucson; Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-30; Mitsubishi Outlander. Nissan Rogue. Volvo C40. Volvo XC40.
- Ford Explorer, Hyundai Palisade, Hyundai Santa Fe; Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Murano. Toyota Highlander; Volkswagen ID.
- Acura MDX, Acura RDX, Audi Q5 Sportback and Q5 Sportback are mid-sized luxury SUVs.
- Audi E-Tron Sportback and Audi E-Tron are large SUVs.
- Minivans: Chrysler Pacifica; Honda Odyssey; Toyota Sienna
You may already have noticed that the cars are separated by their type. That’s because larger vehicles often provide more overall protection than smaller ones, but smaller vehicles can still be judged in comparison to one another—kind of like weight classes in boxing or wrestling. Another thing to keep in mind is that ratings aren’t just based on the ability to withstand impacts. The safety technology that is available today should make cars just as adept at stopping drivers from colliding with each other as it is at supporting them.
What’s more, the standards for safety are only going to become more stringent as time progresses. Vehicles will be required to pass new safety tests next year. This is to make sure that vehicles are offering the best protection. This, in turn, benefits motorists like you, who want to purchase something safe and don’t want to deal with the headache of a vehicle that’s unreliable.