Tuesday 11 May 2021
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The 12 Safest Cars Of 2014

You probably have a range of factors in your head when considering what car to purchase for your family, but safety is most likely at the top of the list. We all want to keep our families safe on the road, but it can be difficult to know which car will best help us achieve this goal. Luckily, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has put together a definitive list of the safest cars on the road in 2014. Here are some of their top picks.


  1. Honda Civic 4 Door: Thanks to its roof strength, high quality seats, electronic stability control and daytime running lights, the Honda Civic rated highly in this year’s list. This car has been a firm family favorite for years, with a smooth feel behind the wheel and an eco-friendly hybrid engine option.
  2. Subaru Outback: This car has high ratings all round in crash tests, making it one of the IIHS’s top choices for anyone looking for a mid-size, mid-range car. It’s ideal for families thanks to its spacious interior and generous cargo space, and the newer model comes with all-wheel drive.
  3. Lincoln MKZ: For those looking for something a little more luxurious, the Lincoln MKZ is a safe bet. It’s a stylish and distinctive car and the hybrid model will get you plenty of miles for your fuel money.
  4. Ford Focus: This classic family car is better than ever thanks to its stylish design, impressive fuel efficiency and comfortable feel. The Ford Focus is also one of the safest cars on the road- it performed well in a range of crash tests and will pass any insurers safety standards with flying colors.
  5. Nissan Ultima: This midsize sedan has garnered praise from critics and drivers around the country, so it’s no surprise that its safety features have earned it a place on the IIHS’s list. The Ultima is available in a range of models, so you won’t struggle to find the car that suits your family best.
  6. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: This affordable SUV is reliable, strong and safe, with five different airbags, electronic stability control, brake assist and traction control. It’s roomy, comfortable and ideal for families who need plenty of space to stretch their legs.
  7. Toyota Highlander: The large but attractive Highlander from Toyota boasts high levels of customer satisfaction. It has plenty of useful features, a powerful engine and a surprising level of fuel efficiency.
  8. Volvo S60: The 2014 S60 from Volvo is a comfortable, stylish and sporty luxury car, with some cool technology, including built in Wi-Fi and 4G capabilities. The Volvo S60 comes with intuitive light control that will adjust your head and tail lights to keep you safe in your surroundings, as well as a range of other exciting safety features.
  9. Honda Odyssey: The Honda Odyssey is a great ride for families with a few kids- it’s spacious, comfortable and plenty of room for all your cargo. Drivers will be impressed with its powerful V-6 engine and sleek good looks, not to mention its high scoring safety record.
  10. Kia Optima: Available in a range of models, including a hybrid version, the Kia Optima is better than your average sedan. It comes with built in navigation and telematics from its TFT screen and it’s certainly safe enough for any family.
  11. Chevrolet Spark: For those looking for a smaller car to drive around the city, the Chevrolet Spark is one of the safest options out there. It’s quiet, smooth, and unlike many similar urban vehicles, can comfortably fit four passengers. It’s also available in a range of fun colors to suit the more adventurous driver.
  12. Hyundai Elantra: Available in a sedan or hatchback model and with plenty of optional features to choose from, the Elantra has a reasonable price tag and an impressive safety record. It’s also a great choice when it comes to fuel economy, and has a smooth, comfortable drive that’s ideal for the morning commute.