The 20 Safest Cars of 2021
Bill Allen | December 9, 2021 | Car Accidents
Being involved in a car accident can impact your life in a number of ways. If your car accident results in injury, you will likely be left with medical bills. Your injuries can also prevent you from working. This will add to your financial difficulties if you are unable to earn an income.
Sometimes, the consequences of a car accident (or motorcycle accident, truck accident, etc.) can permanently affect your quality of life. For example, a car accident can leave you paralyzed and dependent on others.
Naturally, you already know that obeying the rules of the road can reduce your chances of being involved in a collision. Choosing the right vehicle can also reduce your chances of being injured in an accident. Some cars are simply safer than others.
Are you planning on buying a new car soon? Keep reading. This overview will let you know which makes and models you should consider buying.
The Safest Cars You Can Buy in 2021
U.S. News & World Report releases an annual list of the safest cars currently available. The most recent list names the following safest cars for 2021:
- 2021 Hyundai Veloster
- 2022 Toyota Corolla
- 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
- 2021 BMW 2 Series
- 2021 Volvo S60
- 2021 Infiniti Q50
- 2021 Volkswagen Arteon
- 2022 Subaru Impreza
- 2022 Genesis G70
- 2021 Mazda6
- 2021 Mazda3
- 2021 Nissan Maxima
- 2021 Genesis G80
- 2021 Volvo S90
- 2021 Honda Accord
- 2022 Toyota Camry
- 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid
- 2022 Honda Civic
- 2022 Honda Insight
- 2021 Tesla Model 3
These are not the only cars that U.S. News & World Report ranks as being among the safest consumers can buy this year. These are merely the top 20. You may want to check the full list for more options.
What Makes a Car Safe?
Numerous factors can influence how accident-prone a car is. The following are among the more significant:
- Size (medium-sized cars are often ideal as small cars provide minimal protection and heavier cars can’t stop as quickly)
- Material used for the body of the car
- Special features, such as tire pressure monitoring, back-up cameras, blind spot detection, adaptive headlights, etc.
The color of your car can also play a fairly major role in helping you avoid accidents. Black vehicles are involved in more accidents than cars of any other color. This is because black cars are more difficult to spot on the road. Grey cars are also involved in a high number of accidents; they can be difficult to see in rainy or foggy conditions.
The safest color for a vehicle is white. True, red may stand out more than white in many contexts, but red cars are actually not as safe as some assume. They can blend in with many other elements of the environment, such as buildings, stop signs, red light signals, police and emergency vehicle lights, and more.
White cars tend to be safe because their color contrasts with that of the road and most other aspects of the environment. Only in very snowy areas are white cars difficult to spot.
Your Options After an Accident
Driving a safe car can absolutely reduce the odds that you’ll be involved in an accident. However, there’s no guarantee that driving a particular vehicle will keep you out of harm’s way. Accidents can still happen due to factors beyond your control.
Florida is a no-fault state. That means you can file a claim to recover compensation from your own insurance even if someone else causes an accident. That’s an important fact to remember, even if you’re driving a safe car. If you are nevertheless injured in an accident, there are ways to seek compensation for your medical bills and related losses.
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