SUV refers to a sport utility vehicle. This is typically a vehicle that integrates the interior space and design of a minivan and the off-road features of a pickup truck, such as four-wheel drive and a raised attitude. These features make the car ideal for sporting activities while it still has a towing capacity. SUVs are classified by their size to form three categories, namely full-size, mid-size, and compact SUVs.
The following are the top 5 SUVs that come with the best safety features:
1. Ford Escape
The Ford Escape has been fully redesigned to offer a wide range of safety features as well as safety scores that are above average. It has specific headlights that illuminate the road ahead, making it a top pick for safety by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It also performed well on all the six crash tests conducted on it. The Escape’s safety features are usually standard driver assistance ones such as lane maintenance assist, blind-spot monitor, curve control, automatic emergency braking, rear traffic alert, driver drowsiness monitoring, curve control, forward collision warning, rear-view camera, and pedestrian detection. Most of these features are incorporated into the car’s suite of technology located on Co-Pilot 360. There are other active safety features, which include rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise controls, and evasive steering assist.
2. Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a long list of high-end safety features. The car has a safety exit assist feature, which is useful in preventing passengers from opening the doors in the wrong way, which may lead to accidents. The function can detect pedestrians or movement of vehicles behind the car, and it won’t let the passenger open the door and get out without checking the surroundings. This SUV also has a forward collision avoidance assist that can detect pedestrians or other vehicles and apply the brakes automatically. The car’s system can take over the steering wheel and swerve away from the pedestrian or vehicle. Other important safety features include blind-spot collision avoidance assist, lane keep assist, rear occupant alerts, driver attention warning, and smart cruise control.
3. Kia Telluride
This car generally has good scores in terms of crash evaluations and was awarded the highest rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Its scores are almost perfect in all the six crash tests. The Kia Telluride is packed with lots of safety features that include a rear-view camera, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, and a forward-collision warning. The adaptive cruise control and a safe exit system are among other features that contribute to the safety of this car from Kia. It also has modes of surround-view cameras and highway driving assistance.
4. Jeep Grand Cherokee
This is a car that has been designed to offer you complete confidence in terms of safety and security. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is made to help keep you safe and secure while driving it. The car has been equipped with almost 70 standard safety and security features with the latest technologies. The Grand Cherokee’s capabilities match the safety and security technology in the latest packages of Pro-Tech. The car is equipped with both the Pro-Tech I and II packages making it to rate among the safest SUVs. Some of these features include blind-spot monitoring, rear park assist, rear cross-path detection, rear back up camera and seven standard airbags.
5. Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is another SUV with a wide array of safety features. The car has anti-lock brakes that can automatically detect when a tire stops rotating, and it will modulate the pressure of the brakes to allow the tire to rotate. Its stability control automatically senses when the handling limits of the car have been exceeded and reduces the engine power. This helps the driver to regain control of the car quickly. This Mercedes-Benz model has airbags to prevent impact from the front and sides as well as on the overhead and knees. It has pretensioners on its seat belts that can tighten them automatically to place the occupant optimally in case of a crash.