Back in December, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a list of safest rides from the model year 2019. 30 cars managed to get the highest ranking, called “top safety pick+,” while 57 were listed under the “top safety pick” category. Some of the things that helped these cars make it to the list include collision avoidance systems and great crash-test performance. So, if you are considering upgrading your used car this year, you might want to consider one of the following:
The cars packs in a 1.5-litre engine and along with the electric motor, it provides 151 of horsepower and 197 lb.-ft. of torque. It is a highly refined car and provides a comfortable ride. Moreover, it also provides good value for money. The car is equipped with many driving safety and support features, including adaptive cruise control (ACC) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA).
Hyundai Elantra comes with a 2.0-litre inline-four engine that can provide 147 of horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. It features a six-speed automatic transmission and there is also a sports mode. The car starts at $17,200, (63,179 AED) offering good value for money. It can accommodate up to five passengers and is also fuel efficient, though it has nothing on its competitors. The car also comes with active safety tech as well as infotainment features.
The car has the 2.0L engine under the hood and it is available in four trim levels. Apart from the base variant, which has a six-speed manual, all other models have the Intelligent Variable Transmission. Starting at $17,790, (65, 347 AED) the 2019 Kia Forte is a good option for those who are looking for a fuel-efficient compact car that has plenty of leg room and doesn’t skimp on tech. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are part of the package as well as many safety features such as Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist standard.
The car comes with a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine and offers front wheel drive. The engine is complimented by a 1.56-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and the two combined provide 139 of horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The car features six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The all-electric crossover starts at $23,490 (86, 284 AED). The car also provides good fuel economy but more highway-passing power will definitely have been appreciated.
This can be a great pick for you if you are looking for the perfect sports sedan but cannot fork over a fortune on it. The car has a 2.0-litre I4 turbo engine under the hood that can provide 245 of horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The sedan offers good gas mileage and also has plenty of safety features.