People often ask these questions while shopping around for a new car: What are the safest cars in the world? What are the safest brands and the kind of unique safety features they have? Is Volvo still on top, or have other car manufacturers caught up in terms of engineering and automotive safety?
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Without further ado, here are the safest cars to drive today:

2016 Volvo S60

Is there any surprise that Volvo is among the top when it comes to car safety? The Volvo S60 is a living testament to how technology protects passengers from a car crash. It comes with standard antilock brakes, traction and stability control, airbags from the side curtains and front-seat side ones.

Volvo also has a feature called City Safety, or in layman’s terms, collision mitigation. The pioneer of cutting edge safety technology rolls out the S60 with a blind spot system, rear cross traffic alerts, rearview cameras, a lane departure warning feature and front and back parking sensors.

2016 Mazda 3

Car manufacturer Mazda rolls out the improvements on their latest cars, and the Mazda3 comes with all the safety features you need for clean, good driving. It comes with standard technology such as front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, a rear-view camera and excellent anti-lock disc brakes. Furthermore, the economy model touts lane departure alerts, forward collision warning, an option to get a blind spot monitoring system equipped with rear-cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and Mazda’s very own Smart City Brake feature []. Mazda’s collision mitigation automatically tries to stop the car in low speeds when the sensors detect an incoming collision. Pretty nifty, eh?


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi is now adapting to the market’s need for safety and equips the 2016 Outlander with top-end features that guarantee a secure ride. The crossover utility vehicle presents the driver with stability and traction control, airbags from the front side, the driver’s knee-side and side curtain locations, anti-lock disc brakes and a useful hill-start assistance.

And that’s not all. The 2016 Outlander also emerges with an option to install a forward collision mitigation/warning system and a lane departure warning system, plus the ability for the car to stop itself when sensing problems. Light braking is automatically done at 20mph speeds, and if the driver doesn’t take notice, the Outlander activates its full panic braking mode to get the driver’s attention.


2016 Toyota RAV4

Toyota has made some significant leaps and bounds when it comes to improving their cars year after year, and they have something to show for it in the form of the 2016 RAV4. Take a look at this compact SUV’s safety standards, combined with utility and space amenities: electronic stability control, functional rear view cameras, traction control, brake assist, and airbags located in the front, side and side head, rear, and driver’s side.

The Toyota RAV4 doesn’t stop there. It also features a full, 360 degree camera, optional front and rear camera sensors for parking, a lane keep assistance system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring alerts and a rear-cross traffic system.