The 5 Safest Cars of 2020 for Those Interested in Our Online Collision Estimator Program
If you become a collision estimator, you’ll be assessing vehicles that have been in accidents for what the damages will cost and how the car needs to be repaired. Along the way, you will probably learn a thing or two about car safety.
As much as accidents will happen, some cars are equipped with features that allow them to fare better in these situations than others. The way a car is designed can help to minimize both vehicle damages and potential injuries to passengers in the event of a collision, and even serve to prevent crashes in the first place.
Here are five of the safest cars of 2020, all of which are fitted with a mix of active and passive safety features, and were chosen as Top Safety Pick Plus selections by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Honda’s 2020 Insight Is One of the Year’s Safest Vehicles
The Insight is one of Honda’s small 4-door sedans, and it’s had its safety features upgraded for the modern age. It comes outfitted with a full package of high-tech active safety components, including anti-lock brakes, collision mitigation braking, and warnings when it senses the driver has drifted from their lane.
Check out the 2020 Honda Insight in this short clip:
All these features put the 2020 Insight in a position of being one of the year’s safest available cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave it five out of five stars for injury protection from every angle during frontal crash tests.
The 2020 Toyota Camry is the Safest Yet
Toyota continues its legacy of family-friendly vehicles with the 2020 Camry, a midsize 4-door sedan. The Japanese auto manufacturer is known for its reliable autos, and the Camry does not disappoint.
This Camry has a progressive mixture of features designed to keep drivers and their families safe. Students completing automotive training online will appreciate its anti-lock brakes and stability control, as well as more creative features like seatbelts that automatically tighten during collisions, seats designed to lessen whiplash injuries, and an energy-absorbing collapsible steering column.
The Lexus ES is Luxury and Safety Combined
The 2020 Lexus ES is a beautiful luxury sedan, but its safety features prove drivers don’t need to give up splendour for security. Lexus has created a vehicle that includes high-tech safety equipment while keeping the base price lower than most competitors in its class.
See the 2020 Lexus E5 in this clip:
The new ES includes a set of cool features designed to keep drivers and passengers safe, like intuitive parking assistance, a panoramic view monitor to help with tight maneuvering, rain-sensing wipers and integrated turn-signal mirrors.
Tesla’s Model 3 is Safe for Passengers and the Environment
During your online collision estimator training, you may learn that there can sometimes be big differences in the safety features of electric cars when compared to traditional vehicles. For instance, the lack of engine in the front compartment helped the Tesla Model 3 when it was run through safety testing.
In the event of a crash, the front compartment crumples because of its emptiness, and this draws stress away from the passengers to keep them safe and secure. The battery in the floor also helps to lower the centre of gravity, keeping it stable during collisions.
Take the Nissan Maxima for a Spin After Your Online Collision Estimator Training
The Nissan Maxima is a bit of a black sheep among other midsize sedans. On the inside, it doesn’t really fit into its class. Its powerful V6 engine gives it a sporty vein, rendering it faster than most other competitors.
Though it seems like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the Maxima is more interested in keeping you safe than sinking its teeth into you. It’s fitted with all the Nissan Safety Shield 360 features, with lane departure warnings, blind-spot detection, high-beam control, and automatic emergency braking.
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