12 Safest Sedans to Get in 2016
Rating The Safest Cars 2016 Has To Offer!
Updated November 18, 2018
Despite not being as large as SUVs, sedans are still the number choice as a family vehicle for many people. There are number of reasons for that. Sedans are great when it comes to fuel consumption and on-the-road performances. They also look great both inside and outside. Still, the number one reason why people buy sedans is that they are very safe.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of the highest authorities when it comes to assessing a car’s safety. The same is true for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The cars from the following list are ranked very well by both the IIHS and the NHTSA. In fact, these twelve vehicles are the safest sedans you can get in 2016.
The Safest Sedans 2016!
#12. 2016 Acura ILX
Honda’s division of luxury cars, Acura, is known for the high safety standards of their vehicles. 2016 Acura ILX is one of the safest sedans currently on the market. In fact, this car is impressive in every aspect. It looks great and has an impeccable interior. ILX is also great in terms of performances. Still, what makes it stand out from other luxury sedans is the level of safety it provides.
The IIHS awarded Acura ILX with the Top Safety Pick+. This is the best possible rating they give and this Acura deserved it. AcuraWatch safety package that comes with the sedan is the reason why the car is so safe to drive. The pack covers all from automatic braking in case of imminent collision to road departure mitigation. It also comes with systems that make handling it much easier. The cruise control and lane keeping assist system will make your ride much more pleasant. On top of that, Acura ILX comes with the LaneWatch system. It shows the driver a wide-angle camera view of the rear of the car, as well as of the sides.
#11. 2016 Chrysler 200
The latest version of the Chrysler 200 is nothing like previous models in terms of design. It’s also much more advanced when it comes to driving performances. Safety is another issue dealt thoroughly by Chrysler engineers. Both IIHS and NHTSA gave this sedan the highest ratings. When it comes with the SafetyTec package installed, 2016 Chrysler 200 is one of the safest cars on the market. The pack includes a lane departure warning system called LaneSense. It also comes with rear cross-path detection, adaptive cruise control and rain-sensing wipers. Still, the best thing about it is the full-speed collision warning system. It includes automatic braking if the system detects that a frontal crash might happen.
#10. 2016 Honda Accord
Honda Accord has been around for a while, gaining a reputation of a safe midsize family vehicle. The 2016 model is no different. It is spacious, with great engine performances and an excellent fuel economy. 2016 Honda Accord is also acclaimed for how safe it is. This sedan is one of the safest in the world today, which the highest ratings by IIHS and NHTSA confirm.
2016 Honda Accord Touring comes with a Honda Sensing pack installed, which is optional with other versions. The pack includes the forward collision warning system. There’s also an autonomous braking system in case of imminent collision, both frontal and rear. The package also includes the lane-departure warning and lane keeping assist system. There’s also an adaptive cruise control. The LaneWatch display can be a great help for the driver. It shows a blind spot view, when the driver stars to turn.
#9. 2016 Mazda Mazda3
Perhaps large families will find it too small, but nevertheless this Mazda falls into family vehicle category. The reasons for that are numerous. First of all, Mazda3 is very comfortable to ride in. It’s also great in terms of engine performances and fuel consumption. Still, what makes it ideal for small families is its safety.
The sedan got the best possible ratings from both IIHS and NHTSA. The Top Safety Pick+ was awarded because the car comes with the forward collision warning. It also comes with automatic braking at low speeds. This system is called Smart City brake support and works at speeds between 4-19 mph. Finally, there’s also a set of blind spot monitors and a smart high-beams system.
#8. 2016 Mazda Mazda6
Some would say that Mazda6 is a luxury sedan due to its impeccable interior. This car also has features of a sports car, for example a high engine performance. It’s also good as a family vehicle as it’s roomy and has a great fuel economy. Above all, the new Mazda6 is amazing in terms of safety. It comes with the same safety features as the previous Mazda on our list, which includes the Smart City brake support and the forward collision warning system.
#7. 2016 Nissan Maxima
The 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine is what makes Nissan Maxima an ultimate sedan. The car is really fun to drive due to high performances of the engine and a sporty suspension. It’s also very spacious inside and extremely comfortable. On top of that, this car is also one of the safest of all 2016 models.
Nisan Maxima with safety systems like collision mitigation braking is awarded with TSP+ by the IIHS. Other driver-assist systems that add to its safety include blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert. Adaptive cruise control is also included. There’s also the distracted driver alert system that will start beeping if a driver loses their focus.
#6. 2016 Subaru Impreza
The four-wheel drive is a powerful, yet very comfortable family vehicle. The luxury sedan is very spacious, so even tallest passengers will find it pleasant. It has a flat cargo floor that allows you to load it easily. However, spaciousness is not the only attribute of 2016 Subaru Impreza sedan. It also excels in terms of safety.
Every passenger in the new Impreza is protected with an airbag. The driver gets an extra protection with knee airbags. Another safety feature that comes as a part of its standard equipment is the rear-view camera. When it comes to gear that is not standard, the most important is the Subaru EyeSight system. It features a pre-collision braking that will react if it senses that a collision is bound to happen. There’s also a lane departure warning included, as well as the adaptive cruise control.
#5. 2016 Subaru Legacy
Another Subaru on our list is the 2016 Legacy. It is a redesign of the 2015 version, which was done in order to be more appealing to family buyers. Its interior is spacious and comfy, which you would expect from a luxury sedan. The road performances of the four-wheel drive, however, are much better than those of many sports cars. Still, the reason why the Legacy is on our list is its safety rating.
The basic model comes with installed rear-view camera, while driver-assist systems are optional. More advanced versions of 2016 Subaru Legacy come with the EyeSight system. That is why they get the TSP+ rating from the IIHS.
#4. 2016 Toyota Avalon
Not only does the new Toyota Avalon look sharp, this luxury sedan is also great when it comes to what’s under its hood. The car is great on the road and is equally impressive in regards to its safety features. In fact, a high safety standard is the reason why the Avalon is on our list. First of all, it provides the passengers with a lot of protection with a set of airbags. Apart from regular airbags that protect each passenger, there are several more.
Airbags are installed to protect driver’s knees and the knees of the front passenger. There’s also a set of rear airbags aimed to protect those at the back. Another standard safety feature is the rear-view camera. When it comes to safety equipment that’s optional, your Avalon can come with blind spot monitors. In order to get the most out of it in terms of safety, you can install a forward collision warning and prevention. Other optional systems are adaptive cruise control, intelligent headlights, and lane departure warning.
#3. 2016 Toyota Camry
The reason why Camry is so popular in the USA as a family vehicle is its safety. However, the luxury sedan is also great in terms of on-road performances. It’s also superb when it comes to the interior. The car is spacious and very comfortable for all five passengers. When it comes to safety, Toyota Camry from 2016 got the TSP+ rating from the IIHS. This means that the car has all of the standard safety features plus an intelligent front crash prevention system.
#2. 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
Just by looking at the new Volkswagen Jetta you will see that it’s really spacious. It comes with a large truck and a lot of leg room for the passengers. The car is a joy to ride in, as not only is it comfy, it’s also very quiet. That makes it a great family vehicle. Add to that Jetta’s safety features and you will see why it so popular. Even the most basic version of this sedan comes with a rearview camera. Among the safety features that are optional, the most important is the front crash protection system. It’s what earned the car the Top Safety Pick+.
#1. 2016 Volkswagen Passat
This luxury sedan sports a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is very fuel-efficient. Apart from a great mileage, this car is also great in terms of safety. It got the TSP+ rating from the IIHS for a number of reasons. The most important, though, is the fact that a front crash prevention system can be installed on it. Apart from that, the new Passat comes with a rear-view camera and a number of other safety features..