Choosing a car is getting tougher and tougher, as carmakers seem to offer so much choice, be it style, fuel-economy and pricing. However, one of the most important features is safety; so what are the 2011 safest autos? There have been a number of studies on this, so we thought we would look at one to make your choice much easier when choosing a car.
Forbes has compiled a list of what they believe to be the safest cars on the road for 2011, looking at such things as what the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety choose as their Top Safety Picks”. Once they had this data, all vehicles except cars were removed from the list, and then got rid of those that did not score top marks in a number of safety tests, and all those that lacked certain safety features.
The five safest 2011 cars on the road are as follows, BMW 5-Series, Chevrolet Cruze, Lincoln MKS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Subaru Legacy. You will be able to see from that list above that they are all large cars, and this is not really surprising. Passengers have a much larger area inside, so are often much safer.
Smaller cars have a number of safety features and can brake much quicker, but they are never going to provide the kind of protection that a large car can offer, such as the five mentioned above can. You can view a slideshow of the safest cars you can view them in a slide show here.
What do you believe to be the safest car on the road?