Top Safety Picks for 2017

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2017

When purchasing a new or used family vehicle, there’s a number of areas you’ll want to consider. You’ll want to look into the vehicle’s history, how much cargo and passenger room it contains, and what kind of gas mileage it gets. You’ll also want to determine the car’s safety rating. Fortunately, at Green Light Auto Credit, we’ve put together this guide to the best vehicle safety picks of 2017. When you’re ready to finance a reliable new car, get in touch with us.

How to Pick a Safe Car

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a nonprofit organization that provides independent ratings for vehicles. When a vehicle earns a high enough safety rating, it gets a Top Safety Pick award. To achieve that, it must earn a “good” rating in a number of categories, including moderate overlap protection, side-crash protection, and more. Since 2013, they’ve also been testing active safety features that are becoming more common in new models.

Selections from the IIHS List

Numerous vehicles have made the IIHS’s list of Top Safety Picks. Let’s look at a selection in a few different categories:

  • Small Cars

    • 2017 Chevy Volt with Added Front Crash Prevention

    • 2017 Mazda 3 with Added Front Crash Prevention and Upgraded Headlights

    • 2017 Subaru Impreza with Added Front Crash Prevention and Upgraded Headlights

  • Midsize SUVs

    • 2017 Honda Pilot with Added Front Crash Prevention and Upgraded Headlights

    • 2017 Toyota Highlander

  • Large Pickups

    • 2017 Honda Ridgeline with Added Front Crash Prevention and Upgraded Headlights

In addition, all of these picks have earned the Top Safety Pick Plus designation. That means the vehicle has earned an advanced or superior rating in front crash prevention, along with an acceptable or good headlight rating. Some of these features are standard and some are added, so be sure to check when choosing a new vehicle.

Finance a Safe New Car at Green Light Auto Credit

Once you’ve chosen your next family vehicle, turn to Green Light Auto Credit. Our financing experts specialize in working with customers with low or no credit, ensuring that everyone gets the vehicle they need. On top of that, we work with a wide range of dealerships in St. Louis and beyond. To begin the auto loan process, simply contact us online.