Safest SUVs 2018

Safest SUVs 2018
The ongoing safety improvements in the automobile industry have led the modern-day SUVs to become more advanced, and more importantly, safe. Here, we'll have a look at some of the safest SUVs available, along with their features.
Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are meant to be tough on the road. Traditionally, SUVs were intended to be used for off-road purposes only. However, as time passed, many different technologies were incorporated into these robust machines.

Along with a considerable amount of engine power, acceleration, load carrying, and towing capacity, those manufactured today also come with the best safety features that one can think of.
Acura MDX
Main Specs: Powered by 3.0L V6 engine, 3.5L V6 engine. The horsepower ranges from 257 to 290; also torque ranges between 218 lb-ft and 267 lb-ft.

Safety Features:
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System and Electronic Brake Distribution with Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Price Range:
USD 44,200* to USD 58,000*
Rating: 5 star from NHTSA
Honda CR-V
Main Specs: Consists of 1.5L Turbocharged engine, 2.4L I-4 engine. The horsepower ranges from 184 to 190; also torque ranges between 179 lb-ft and 180 lb-ft.

Safety Features:
  • Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System
  • Vehicle Stability Assist & Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System & Electronic Brake Distribution with Brake Assist
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Hill Start Assist

Price Range:
USD 24,150* to USD 32,650*
Rating: 5 star from NHTSA
Mazda CX-3
Main Specs: Powered by 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 4-cylinder engine. It provides 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft torque. 

Safety Features:
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side-impact air curtains with rollover protection
  • Distance Recognition Support System
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System

Price Range:
USD 22,195* to USD 25,165*
Rating: 5 star from NHTSA
Volvo XC60
Main Specs:2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine. Volvo provides horsepower 250 and 258 lb-ft torque.

Safety Features:
  • Blind Spot Information System, Cross Traffic Alert
  • City Safety Collision Avoidance Technology
  • Driver Alert Control
  • Energy-Absorbing Interior
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Roll Stability Control

Price Range:
USD 41,500* to USD 56,700*
Rating: 5 star from NHTSA
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Main Specs: 3.3L V6 engine DOHC D-CVVT. It produces 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft torque.

Safety Features:
  • Hillstart Assist Control
  • Traction Control System
  • 4-wheel, 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Energy-absorbing Steering Column
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Price Range:
USD 22,200* to USD 32,650*
Rating: 5 star from NHTSA
Toyota RAV4
Main Specs:FWD 2.5L 4-Cylinder, LE Hybrid 2.5L 4-Cylinder ECVT Hybrid engine. It produces 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft torque.

Safety Features:
  • Toyota Safety Sense - Pre Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Price Range:
USD 24,410* to USD 33,000*
Rating: 5 star from NHTSA
Nissan Pathfinder
Main Specs:3.5L DIG V6 engine. It produces 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft torque.

Safety Features:
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Price Range:
USD 30,790* to USD 42,320*
Rating: 5 star from NHTSA
Toyota Highlander
Main Specs:FWD 2.7L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic, FWD 3.5L V6 Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic engine. Provides 185 and 295 horsepower, and 184 lb-ft and 263 lb-ft torque for respective engines.

Safety Features:
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Price Range:
USD 32,000* to USD 45,160*
Rating: 5 star from NHTSA
(*Prices may vary according to the different regions)