Crash safety among all cars has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years.
And while technologies like crumple zones, airbags, and automatic braking have made modern passenger cars far safer than old pickups, modern trucks benefit from all the same technologies cars do, while also having physics on their side.
What is the safest car in a crash?
These 30 vehicles are the safest 2019 models, car-safety group IIHS says
- The 2019 Kia Optima SX. Bruce Benedict.
- The 2019 Hyundai Kona. Hyundai.
- The 2019 Subaru WRX.
- The 2019 Mercedes E-Class sedan.
- The 2019 Toyota Avalon.
- The 2019 Toyota Camry Nightshade Edition.
- The 2019 Honda Insight.
- The 2019 Lexus ES 300H.
Are trucks the safest vehicles?
While trucks may not be the safest type of vehicle on the road, they are certainly the most rugged, and people who drive them usually rely on their strength and power daily.
Are larger cars safer in accidents?
Bigger Cars Are Safer Than Smaller Ones
It’s a matter of physics: Bigger and heavier is safer than smaller and lighter. Large vehicles weigh more and have longer hoods and bigger crush zones, which gives them an advantage in frontal crashes. The highest is for mini cars: 64 deaths per million registered vehicles.
Are SUV safer in a crash?
And, according to a recent research study, SUVs have been shown to be much safer than sedans. In fact, an SUV driver or passenger is at least 50 percent more likely to survive a car crash without suffering serious injuries than an individual riding in a sedan.