Let’s take a look at the safest Sport Utility Vehicles based on the latest report. We’ve outlined below the vehicles that are affordable but with a very high safety rating.
#10 Volvo XC60
The Volvo XC60 crossover is an attractive entry in the midsize crossover segment. The IIHS calls the XC60 a Top Safety Pick thanks to “Good” scores on the crash tests it has performed and a “Superior” rating for its automatic emergency braking.
#9 Chevrolet Equinox
Crash-testers say the Chevrolet Equinox holds up well in an impact. The NHTSA says that the Equinox held up well in its testing with a commendable five-star rating overall. The IIHS agreed, scoring Chevy’s compact crossover SUV with “Good” ratings in every test.
#8 Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage racks up safety points on the basis of crash-test data. The IIHS says the Sportage is a Top Safety Pick. The NHTSA gives it five stars overall.
#7 Chevrolet Traverse
All Chevrolet Traverse models come equipped with advanced safety features designed to protect passengers and delicate cargo, including forward collision alert, automatic braking, lane keep assist, and rear park assist with cross-traffic alert.
#6 Buick Enclave
Federal testers gave the Enclave five stars overall, including four stars for front- and rollover-crash safety. Beyond mandated safety equipment like backup cameras and plenty of airbags, Buick outfits every Enclave with standard forward-collision warnings, parking sensors, and rear-seat reminders.
#5 Volvo XC90
The new Volvo XC90. The largest Volvo model, this 7-seats SUV is a concentrate of technology, comfort, and safety. You’ll love the look and feel of this 2019 Volvo XC90 Momentum, which features a backup sensor, rear air conditioning, push-button start, remote starter, backup camera, blind spot sensors, parking assistance and more!
#4 Acura RDX
The Acura RDX aced its testing from the IIHS and earned a Top Safety Pick+ nod thanks to top scores and standard automatic emergency braking.
#3 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid got a 5-star rating with the NHTSA. This is due to it’s doing well on all areas of crashing, whether it was a front barrier, side, or rollover!
#2 Acura MDX
As with the Hybrid version, the Acura MDX scored 5-star ratings as well with similar safety features as listed in the Hybrid version.
#1 Honda Pilot
Every Honda Pilot leaves the factory with a full suite of active safety tech and top-notch crash-test scores. The IIHS rates the Pilot a Top Safety Pick+ as long as it has the LED headlights fitted to Touring and Elite trims.