While cost may be one of the main factors when choosing a vehicle, safety has to be a primary concern.
Newer systems such as forward collision braking and other advanced driver assistance features can minimize or even prevent collisions altogether. Vehicles equipped with such technology qualify for the institute’s Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus award for each model year.
“Almost no one has heard about electronic stability control but it is right up there with air bags as a crucial safety technology,” said Russ Rader, spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit founded by auto insurers dedicated to reducing the frequency and severity of vehicle crashes.
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