To achieve the title of the safest SUV from the Insurance Institute of American Traffic Safety (IIHS), car models have to undergo extremely rigorous crash tests including: the ability to ensure safety in the case of front impact when traveling at 60kph, the ability to ensure safety when colliding with the vehicle, as well as the ability to ensure the safety of children sitting in the car.
The following four SUVs passed with distinction these tests and deserve to be named the safest SUVs. For those who have experience in buying cars and prioritize safety, it is obvious that these four models are extremely valuable. Let's find out more about these top 4 as your used-car-buying guide with Philkotse.com.
1. Honda CR-V 2015
It quickly became Honda's global model with sales totaling some seven million units across 160 countries. The outstanding feature of this SUV is its dynamic design, powerful performance, incredible versatility, and remarkable safety features.
Honda CR-V was first introduced in 1995
With dramatic changes in the design along with fuel efficiency and a reasonable price, Honda CR-V won the "SUV of 2015" of Motor Trend magazine. The Honda CR-V 2015 is equipped with modern safety features, such as driver and passenger front airbag modules, side airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), vehicle stability assists (VSA), a backup camera, hill-start assist and so on.
The Honda CR-V 2015 is considered as the leading in the small-sized segment with suitable prices.
>>> Meanwhile, refer to our Honda CR-V price in the Philippines to update the latest changes.
2. Mitsubishi Outlander 2015
The Mitsubishi Outlander 2015 may not be the car that offers the most comfortable traveling space, but it certainly ensures the safety of both the driver and passengers better than other models in the same segment. In addition to driver and passenger airbags, this mid-size SUV also features an airbag to protect the driver’s knees.
Mitsubishi Outlander is equipped with technology to ensure safety for both driver and passenger
Additionally, when talking about Outlander 2015’s safety equipment, we also have to mention anti-lock brake systems (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist system, a system preventing sudden acceleration, power steering and so on.
3. Subaru Forester 2015
The Subaru Forester was first introduced in Japan in 1997. The Subaru Forester 2015 is considered one of Subaru's best five-seater SUVs. For the three consecutive years -- 2004, 2005, and 2006 -- Forester won the "Best Small SUV" award from Car and Driver magazine. In 2009 and 2014, this car also won the "SUV of the Year" of Motor Trend America.
The Subaru Forester 2015 is equipped with a series of technologies to ensure safety for car users
In addition to its sleek design, the Subaru Forester 2015 is especially impressive thanks to its safety features for both driver and passenger. Some safety features include a knee airbag, a lane departure warning system, and eye protection when a collision occurs.
>>> Check out for the latest price of Subaru Forester in the Philippines.
4. Mazda CX-5 2015
The appeal of the Mazda CX-5 2015 is that it comes with more than what consumers expect, such as a blind-spot warning system, airbags for driver and passenger, and intelligent braking system. In addition, the car is equipped with a range of safety technologies such as anti-lock brakes (ABS), dynamic stability control system (DSC), brake force distribution (EBD), traction control system (TCS), roll stability control (RSC), backup camera, and so on.
The Mazda CX-5 achieved sales of one million units after 41 months of production
As of April 2015, the Mazda CX-5 had sold more than a million units after 41 months of production.
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