With the Winter approaching the demand for SUV’s is growing almost every day. Americans that are looking to buy an SUV are faced with a huge challenge. The fact that there is such a wide variety of SUV’s on the market today does not make picking the right SUV easier. The safety rating of an SUV is one of the most important factors that you should consider when trying to figure out which one is the best one for you. Here is a list of vehicles that have been certified with a 5 star safety rating from the NHTSA.
The 2013 Mercedes Benz ML is a 5 passenger luxury SUV with a five start star safety rating. This SUV is equipped with a Collision Prevention Assist, which can be extremely helpful in dangerous situations. The great thing about this system is that it is in all of the 2013 models from the diesel version to the most expensive 63 AMG version. Another great safety feature in the 2013 Mercedes Benz ML is the Attention Assist sensors. These sensors monitor the way that the driver is driving and look for signs of fatigue or drowsiness. Mercedes Benz also offers optional features like blind spot monitoring system, which tells the driver if there is another vehicle in their blind spot and a drivers assistance system which tells the driver if he is no linger in his lane.
Another vehicle that is certified with a five start safety rating by the NHTSA is the 2013 Lexus RX 350 AWD. This vehicle comes with three different versions, but only one has been given a 5 star safety rating. The version with the highest level of safety is the all wheel drive version of this luxurious SUV. This vehicle costs less than the Mercedes Benz ML, but it is also rated with five stars by the NHTSA. This SUV has 10 air bags Pre-Collusion system which tells the driver that there might be a collusion ahead and also prepares the brakes for it.
The 2013 Volvo XC 60 is one of the vehicles that has been ranked with the highest safety rating. Volvo has been known for manufacturing vehicles that are always at the top when it comes to passenger safety. All of the versions of the Volvo XC 60 come with the Volvo City Safe system. This system is designed to reduce collusions by monitoring the road when in traffic. If the driver does not hit the brakes on time the Volvo XC60 will automatically stop, preventing a collusion. These SUV’s have been at the top when it comes to safety rating in SUV’s. No matter which one you choose, you will know that you are buying a vehicle that will keep you as safe as possible when on the road.