Once you have decided on buying a brand new SUV, there are a few safety features to be kept in mind when you zero in on your decision. There are many SUVs equipped with the latest safety features. While most of them have it built-in, some others offer more advanced safety features for additional costs. Here are the top six SUVs that offer the best safety features.
1. BMW X1
The X1 is part of this list because of the commendable safety features it has to offer. Rearview camera and water-sensing wipers are standard with this SUV. Some notable active safety features that the BMW X1 has to offer are traffic sign recognition, automatic high beams, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, a head-up display, automatic emergency braking, parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control.
2. Chevrolet Trax
Apart from boasting of a stylish design and spacious interiors, the Chevrolet Trax offers some noteworthy safety SUV features. It features a rearview camera and rear parking sensors to help you maneuver safely and smoothly. Its built-in “rear cross-traffic alert” feature allows the SUV to sense approaching traffic at the rear of the car when you back up your vehicle. It also has a blind-spot monitor that alerts you when it senses a vehicle in your blind spot. Its safety features also include lane departure warning and forward collision warning.
3. KIA Sportage
This SUV offers a comfortable ride thanks to its roomy interiors. Other than having a stylish body, this compact SUV is also packed with important safety SUV features. Like the other two SUVs, this one also offers a rearview camera. It also offers some more advanced safety features because of which it made it to this list — automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert.
4. Subaru Crosstrek
With its well-built interiors and spacious cargo storage, this compact SUV is a common choice among many. This one also comes with a standard rearview camera. However, it does offer other optional advanced safety features like automatic high beams and blind-spot warnings. You can also add the sway warning and lane keep assist features that will help stay in your lane. Some other optional but important safety features it offers are rear-cross traffic alert, reverse automatic braking, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
5. Nissan Kicks
With commendable fuel economy and featuring a large cargo hold while being affordable, this subcompact SUV is an attractive pick. Safety features like emergency braking and a rearview camera come standard in this SUV. Additional safety features that you can opt for are a surround-view camera that gives you a birds-eye view around your car, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert.
6. BMW X3
This SUV with its powerful engine and spacious seats is a good pick. When it comes to safety features it is no less. It has several standard active safety features like traffic sign recognition, a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, and pedestrian recognition. But what got this SUV into this list is its “driver drowsiness monitor” feature. This built-in feature picks up steering wheel inputs and alerts you immediately.