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What are the safest cars to drive in Los Angeles?

Unfortunately, because there are approximately 26 million cars in California alone, car accidents in Los Angeles California occur every single day causing motorists harmful medical injuries. If you drive on any of Los Angeles’ busy roads or freeways it pays to drive the safest car available. When examining what the safest car is to drive, experts study vehicle “crashworthiness.” Crashworthiness refers to how well a vehicle protects the driver and passengers in the event of a vehicle collision. The leading organization in the United States that evaluates car safety is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). IIHS evaluates car safety every year by subjecting cars to a series of tests. These tests include crash tests, rollover tests, seat and head restraint protection, and evaluation of electronic stability control.

In 2011 IIHS released their “Top Safety Picks” for different categories of cars. These are the safest cars that IIHS chose:

Large Cars:
• Buick LaCrosse
• Buick Regal
• BMW 5 series (except 4-wheel drive and V8)
• Cadillac CTS sedan
• Chrysler 300
• Dodge Charger
• Ford Taurus
• Hyundai Genesis
• Infiniti M37/M56 (except M56x 4-wheel drive)
• Lincoln MKS
• Mercedes E class coupe
• Mercedes E class sedan
• Toyota Avalon
• Volvo S80

Small Cars:
• Chevrolet Cruze
• Honda Civic 4-door models (except Si) with optional ESC
• Kia Forte sedan
• Kia Soul
• Mazda 3 built after December 2010: sedan | hatchback
• Mini Cooper Countryman
• Mitsubishi Lancer sedan (except 4-wheel drive)
• Nissan Cube
• Scion tC
• Scion xB
• Subaru Impreza (except WRX): sedan | wagon
• Toyota Corolla
• Volkswagen Golf: 4-door models
• Volkswagen GTI: 4-door models

Mini Cars:
• Ford Fiesta built after July 2010: sedan | hatchback

Midsize Cars:
• Audi A3
• Audi A4 sedan
• Chevrolet Malibu
• Chrysler 200: 4-door models
• Dodge Avenger
• Ford Fusion
• Hyundai Sonata
• Kia Optima
• Lincoln MKZ
• Mercedes C class
• Subaru Legacy
• Subaru Outback
• Volkswagen Jetta sedan
• Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
• Volvo C30
• Volvo S60: 2011-12 models

Minivans:
• Honda Odyssey
• Toyota Sienna

Large SUVs
• Buick Enclave: built after January 2011
• Chevrolet Traverse: built after January 2011
• GMC Acadia: built after January 2011
• Volkswagen Touareg

Midsize SUVs
• Audi Q5
• Cadillac SRX
• Chevrolet Equinox
• Dodge Journey
• Ford Explorer
• Ford Flex
• GMC Terrain
• Hyundai Santa Fe
• Jeep Grand Cherokee
• Kia Sorento: built after March 2010
• Lexus RX
• Lincoln MKT
• Mercedes GLK
• Subaru Tribeca
• Toyota Highlander
• Toyota Venza
• Volvo XC60
• Volvo XC90

Small SUVs
• Honda Element
• Hyundai Tucson
• Jeep Patriot with optional side torso airbags
• Kia Sportage
• Subaru Forester
• Volkswagen Tiguan

If you believe that you have been involved in a car accident due to a defective vehicle, you will require a highly skilled and experienced car accident lawyer to fight for your legal rights. The Los Angeles car accident attorneys at California Attorney Group can help you develop your case. Our knowledgeable car accident attorneys deal with car accident cases on a daily basis. If you have any questions about your legal rights, or if you are interested in hiring one of our aggressive car accident lawyers to fight for your legal rights, contact us now toll free at 1-800-337-8547.