No matter how good of a driver you think yourself to be, odds are that at some point you will get in a crash. It is an inherent risk of driving that we all must deal with every time we get behind the wheel. Hopefully, you never get in a crash, or if you do, we hope it is just a minor fender bender. However, if you are in a motor vehicle accident, you want a car that will be as safe as possible.
When shopping for a new car, crash safety ratings are an important feature that should always be considered. Whether you’re looking for a family car, or just a car for yourself, you always want to ensure that you and your loved ones are as safe as possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) puts out rankings each year detailing the cars and trucks that are best-equipped to keep you safe in the case of an accident. Every diligent consumer should check out these rankings and take them into account when getting a new vehicle.
The IIHS crash safety ratings for 2015 are out and available, but we will save you the task of sorting through the entire list. We have done the research and picked the five safest cars that you can buy today.
Here are the five safest cars of 2015.
#5: 2015 Audi A3
- MSRP: $35,600
- Fuel Economy: 23 mpg city / 33 mpg highway
- Engine: 4-cylinder, 1.8 liter
If you haven’t noticed in other posts on this site, we are big fans of the 2015 Audi A3. We already discussed the car as being one of the best cars for city driving, and as one of the nicest affordable convertibles. Well, you can also add “one of the safest cars around” to the 2015 Audi A3’s list of impressive accolades. The A3 is a sporty, sexy car that will still keep you safe should anything go wrong on the road.
The 2015 Audi A3 is a IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and features optional advanced front end crash prevention in addition to its excellent standard safety features. The car utilizes electronic stability control, driver and front passenger knee airbags – separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes, front and side airbags, rear seat-mounted torso airbags, and a rollover sensor that is designed to designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
All of these features serve to make the 2015 Audi A3 one of the safest cars on the road for both drivers and passengers. Plus, it’s an Audi, and you can never go wrong with that!