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These Are the 15 Safest Cars of 2024

Some people like cars that can really move. Others prefer the most stylish, good-looking cars on the lot. However, the smartest folks are always looking for safe cars. After all, you need a car that can keep you safe and healthy if you get into a car accident! Here are the 15 safest cars on the market in 2024.

2023 Mercedes E-Class

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More than just a luxurious and comfortable compact car, the E-Class scored top marks in IIHS crash tests. It sports stylish interiors that are well-appointed and comfortable, as well as a quiet and relaxing ride that’s perfect for families with kids.

2024 Subaru Impreza

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The 2024 model year Impreza has received a complete redesign. This 2024 version moves the Impreza more toward hatchback than crossover, but it did no favors for the engine. The Impreza makes up for a boring drive and underpowered engine with its phenomenal child safety ratings.

2024 Hyundai Sonata

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Hyundai’s 2024 Sonata has a stylish, sleek design, efficient fuel economy, and optional all-wheel drive. It’s also a bit sluggish on the road, but it more than makes up for this with its phenomenal safety ratings from the IIHS across all crash tests.

2024 Genesis G80

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The midsize luxury Genesis G80 sedan comes equipped with rain-sensing windshield wipers, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and plenty of other high-end safety features. It’s also a comfortable and spacious car that’s very responsive on the road.

2024 Nissan Leaf

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Compact electric hatchbacks are all the rage right now, and Nissan’s 2024 Leaf is the best of them when it comes to safety. You’ll need to buy the higher trim level if you want over 200 miles of range, but both trims sport exemplary safety features that keep drivers and passengers alike safe in case of an accident.

2024 Mazda3

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If you’re looking for a zippy compact car with the right combination of smooth handling and well-appointed safety features, you’re looking for the 2024 Mazda3. It received a five-star rating from the NHTSA for its rollover and frontal crash tests, too!

2024 Acura Integra

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The 2024 Acura Integra feels like something impossible: it’s a responsible vehicle that feels fun to drive. Its roomy interior and quiet drive are both luxurious, but it’s the safety ratings that make this car worth your attention, such as forward collision warning and emergency automatic braking.

2024 Lexus RC

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Sleek, stylish, and good in the corners, the 2024 Lexus RC is a genuinely stunning car. It’s got a laundry list of standard safety features, making it a great choice for drivers looking to keep themselves intact. It also received a score of “good” from the IIHS for four crash tests.

2024 Volvo S90

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The S90 is dignified, elegant, and smooth. It offers a genuinely impressive array of safety technology, ranging from adaptive headlights and forward collision warning to rear cross-traffic alerts and blind-spot monitoring. The IIHS awarded it a score of “good” across four crash tests, to boot.

2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia

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What the 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia lacks in back-seat room and interior polish it more than makes up for with astonishing performance on the road. And, naturally, it earned a “superior” rating from the IIHS for its front crash prevention system and a score of “good” in multiple crash tests.

2024 Genesis GV60

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The Genesis GV60 gives the Model Y a run for its money, offering a balanced driving experience and plenty of room for hauling family and groceries alike. It also earned the top score from the IIHS in all crash tests!

2024 Kia EV6

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The Kia EV6 sits on the same platform as the Genesis GV60, but Kia has outfitted their version with better acceleration and performance and more polished interior tech. It also gets 310 miles of range and earned exemplary marks from the IIHS across all crash tests. That’s unsurprising, given that the same was true of the GV60.

2024 Acura TLX

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The Acura TLX isn’t the fanciest midsized luxury car, coming in at a lower price point and with less room and a more bizarre infotainment center than anything else in its category. It makes up for this with its astonishing crash test performance and its spot as a coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the highest award the organization gives out.

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2024 Tesla Model 3

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The Model 3 has been on the market in nearly exactly this configuration since 2017 and it’s been the top name in electric sedans the entire time. It’s fun to drive, it’s instantly recognizable, and it’s a downright great car. Oh, and it’s extremely safe, too, which earns it this spot on our list.

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2024 Volvo V60 Recharge

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The 2024 Volvo V60 Recharge is a plug-in hybrid variant of the standard V60 that sports 41 miles of pure electric range. It’s also agile, economically friendly, and astonishingly safe. Crash tests conducted by the IIHS resulted in top marks for the V60 Recharge.

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