Safety First: The Best Cars, Trucks, And SUVs With Advanced Safety Features

We’ve come a long way since German inventor Karl Benz patented his motorcar in 1885. Cars, which were once reserved for the wealthiest of individuals, are now an essential part of life for nearly everyone. They’ve managed to go from being toys to being tools, and in their long evolution many changes have made the modern car faster, more reliable, more efficient, better looking, and perhaps most importantly of all… safer.

Here are 20 cars, trucks and SUVs, that in 2019, have been proven to be safe in a crash and carry advanced tech to prevent one.

Honda Ridgeline

the honda ridgeline can absorb crash energy as a safety feature
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Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

The Ridgeline is a mid-sized pickup truck that is packed with safety features thanks to Honda’s redesign in 2017. Honda truck features an advanced body structure designed to absorb crash energy and distribute it away from the occupants. This pairs with “Honda Sensing,” a suite of driver assistance technologies that work to prevent the crash from happening in the first place.

Those technologies consist of blindspot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning along with a slew of other features. The Ridgeline is also available with “LaneWatch” which displays a live view of any cars in the truck’s blindspot.