What are the five most important safety features on a car?

I want to purchase a new car and safety is one of my main priorities. However, I don't want to dig through hundreds of safety features to compare each one, as I know many come standard on all cars or are required by law. What are the five most important safety features on a car that I should look for?

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“To some degree, the most important safety features on a car are highly subjective.
Someone buying a huge pickup truck isn’t going to have the same needs as someone who wants a minivan. So as long as you understand that, here are some of the safety features you may want to look for when you’re purchasing your next vehicle:
  • Automatic emergency braking, which applies the brakes automatically when an object is detected ahead.
  • Stability control to maintain control of the car in different weather scenarios.
  • Adaptive headlights, which turn your high beams on and off when necessary.
  • Lane Assist, which alerts you if you start to stray from your lane on the road.
  • Adaptive cruise control, which can slow your car down even with cruise control engaged.
If you’re looking for more reviews or recommendations for safety features, you should look into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They provide in-depth information on vehicle safety, which can help you decide what’s most important for you.
It sounds like you’re looking for peace of mind, and while you can shop for the safest vehicle, you can’t always prevent an accident. Be sure that you’ve shopped for the best coverage and the best deals. Jerry helps you compare rates from the top 50 companies to help you get the most coverage for the least money.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 02, 2021
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