Sport Utility Vehicles, commonly referred to as SUVs, combine the convenience of a sedan with the utility and performance of a large pickup truck. These vehicles are designed to provide maximum comfort and space, all in a convenient chassis and cab design. Furthermore, SUVs boast a number of a safety and infotainment features that make the car reliable and pleasant to drive for long haul trips. Here are the top six safest SUVs of 2023.
2023 Honda CR-V
Honda’s midsize turbo CR-V comes pre-equipped with the unique Honda Sensing technology. You get a variety of safety and driver assists, including the complete Honda Sensing® Suite, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control with speed controls, and a dedicated Lane Keeping Assist System. These are all standard integrations available across CR-V’s trims with optional upgrades available for additional customization.
2023 Lexus UX
All Lexus UX trims feature the inhouse Lexus Safety System + 2.5 that offers comprehensive safety measures in a single package. The system includes a Pre-Collision Alert with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Assist, Road Sign Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intelligent Lighting Systems. Apart from standard driving assists, Lexus small size SUVs can also be configured with premium safety and infotainment assists depending on your driving needs.
2023 Kia Telluride
Kia is one of the premium picks among safest SUVs, with the brand committed to delivering top safety and driver assists installed across all popular trims of the Telluride. Standard features include an active collision assist system with multiple sensors around the vehicle. A dedicated highway driving assist system further helps maintain accurate speed and distance from other vehicles. In addition, the SUV has visual and auditory alerts to alert the driver of blind sports and objects around the vehicle, when parked or driving at high speeds. The heavy-duty chassis is also built for rugged use, so these safety assists are integrated into the system.
2023 Acura RDX
The Premium crossover SUV is also one of the top picks for safety in the large size SUV segment because of AcuraWatch™ inbuilt technology. This is a complete premium suite that alerts drivers of imminent threats on the road, prevents unintentional lane departure, and manages throttle and braking responses to smooth the drive. The system can also detect pedestrians, road signs, and traffic signs, and objects around the vehicles with multiple audio, visual, and proximity sensors for added safety. These features are all standard installations for all the trims with optional safety upgrades.
2023 Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y is another premium pick in full size SUVs noted for its safety. In fact, Tesla has raised the standard for driver and passenger protection with innovative smart technology preinstalled for all available trims. Tesla Model Y received a 5-star rating by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration for the 2023 trims. The SUV is also the winner of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick + award this year.
2023 Ford Explorer®
All trims of the Ford Explorer® midsize SUV come preloaded with smart technology assists, upgrade packages, and safety features making it the top pick in midsize SUVs. Innovative driving assists include Auto High Beam Sensors for better visibility, a fully functional rearview camera, and an integrated Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic alerts. In addition, you also get pre-collision alerts, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assists for driving at high speeds.