Organization Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the current year has conducted several dozen crash tests new car brands that belong to the 2018 model year. It is noted that in the TOP 10 safest cars included not only the premium models, but also representatives of the mass segment.
It is worth noting that the organization assigns rating to the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ only those vehicles that were able to pass all existing crash test rating “Good” or “Excellent”. In 2017 in the list of tests was added impact, overlap the passenger side, and separate requirements towards the front optics. In addition, the safe model should have a strong and reliable head restraints, satisfactory strength of the roof, as well as a quality system to prevent frontal collisions.
In the first place of a rating there is the Bavarian premium sedan BMW 5-Series 2018, which in base trim is equipped with 2.0-liter 249-horsepower gasoline engine. The novelty has the 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system, while security experts noted the high level of protection for children and passengers in the front row. Also in the list of equipment models include modern semi-Autonomous technology.
The second place took the Korean premium sedan Genesis G80 which is available to buy with a 2.0-liter petrol engine capacity of 245 HP. The model showed excellent work system designed to prevent frontal collisions, and in General are quite durable and reliable body.
Closes the “Troika” of leaders of Executive sedan Toyota Camry in 2018, a new generation of which debuted this year at the auto show in Detroit. The novelty is built on the production platform TNGA, which will be the basis for other models of the brand, and some praise of experts IIHS have earned a package of safety systems Toyota’s Safety Sense.
Are unable to get into the TOP 5 models such as Mercedes-Benz GLC Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan. The crossover is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine with direct fuel injection and 211 horsepower, and luxury sedan provided 195-horsepower engine of the same capacity.
Next in the ranking of the safest models on the IIHS version followed by two models from Subaru – Subaru Impreza sedan and Subaru Outback crossover. Both models showed excellent work in optics and body strength. The rating models such as KIA Soul, KIA Cerato and crossover Hyunda Santa Fe Sport. It is noteworthy that the Korean model of the mass segment, despite the backlog of premium cars in terms of luxury, showed a great level of protection of passengers-children, the good work of the airbag, and reliable electronic security systems that are available for the more expensive vehicles.