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Top five safest cars to drive 2011


Here is your delicious A-list of top five safest cars to drive 2011. These cars score high on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and have good result on car crash test. Some of these cars featured with Anti-lock brakes system (ABS), airbags, head curtain airbags, stability control, emergency handling, and among others.

Although there are many small cars and mid size cars scores good and pass federal safety standards, the law of physics are difficult to break. Larger and heavier cars are generally affording better occupant protection in high impact crashes than small and lighter cars.

BMW 5-Series

The BMW 5-Series has been in the market since 1972. The brand new 5-Series is now equipped with some safety features such as adaptive headlamps, Hill start assist, Trailer Stability Program, Active Cruise Control, Active Steering, BMW Night Vision, and High-Beam Assist. MSRP: $45,050.

Chevrolet Cruze

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze scores 35.04 out of a possible 37 points in their independent crash safety test. The Cruze also scores high in side-impact collision, front-end collision, and frontal offset collision test. It is a five-star award car. MSRP: $16,275.

Lincoln MKS

As one of the oldest automaker in America, the luxury Lincoln MKS featured dual front airbags, driver and passenger side airbags, and side curtain airbags to protect occupants in a rollover situation. MSRP: $41,500.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

When think of the safest cars to drive, Mercedes-Benz is always in the list. This Mid-size luxury sedan car had a standard driver airbag, front side airbags, Brake assist (BAS), ABS, integrated side-impact protection, and Traction control which known as ASR. MSRP: $33,990.

Subaru Legacy

One very special safety feature you can find in the Subaru Legacy is the “EyeSight”. It consists of two cameras, each fitted to the side of the rear view mirror to function like human eye. The EyeSight is able to judge the distance and generally maintain a safe distance on the highway or in town with warning system to alert driver for various safety situations. MSRP: $19,995.

Other than the top five, some other safety car like Tesla Model S, Ford Fiesta, Buick LaCrosse, the legendary Ford Mustang GT, Porsche 911, MINI Cooper S, Lotus Elise are also considered as safest cars to drive 2011.


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