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.
WheelZine Staff
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2017
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)