Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Safest Cars for 2010

Posted by Quang Nguyen

Every year, car companies constantly work to innovate and make their cars better and safer for the driver. These five 2010 cars are at the top of the list for being the safest on the road.

The Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60, new to Volvo in 2010, has many safety features that don't even compare to their other cars. The car is equipped with new preventive safety, protective safety, and child safety features. Some of these features include an anti locking brake system with hydraulic brake assist, ready alert brakes, collision warning with auto brake, and city safety. The car is well lit with daytime running lights, dual xenon gas discharge headlights with active bending lights, side marker lights, rear fog lights with auto off and front fog lights. In case of a crash, the car comes with a whiplash protection system, an energy absorbing interior, dual stage airbags, a side impact protection system, and an energy absorbing frontal structure.

The 2010 Volkswagen Polo

This car is not only one of the safest of 2010, but one of the safest cars world wide. The airbags in the car include the combined head-thorax airbag. The seat belts come with belt force limiters and seat belt tensioners that that prevent whiplash and therefore injury. For children, there is a three rear head restraint and isofix child seat.

Click here to read more


  1. Its amazing that Volkswagen has been dominating safety in cars for years. You would think with all the innovation out there, and the importance of safety that other companies would find ways to attempt to knock Volkswagen from this position.

    posted by Adam Lindheim group 6A

  2. It is great that safety is stressed so much now. The safer the car, the less people will have to rely on car insurance. Cars being safer will help many reduce their need to spend on car insurance. - Jonathan Tse

  3. The innovation of car safety tech helps people avoiding high car insurance fee. thx for those engineers. Shawn Gao