The 10 Safest Car Brands on the Road

George Kennedy

When buying a new or used car, there are always different priorities for different drivers. Some want a great 0-60 time, others want more than 15 cup holders, and some want to be able to connect their iPhone to the car without a headache. No matter what your car-shopping priorities are, just about all drivers can agree on one attribute in their search– safety.

Massachusetts-based iSeeCars put together a study using its vast collection of classifieds to determine the safest brands on the road. The company took the number of listings of cars that were NHTSA 5-star cars, and divided it by the total number of cars tested by the NHTSA. Based on this, you can determine which brand has the highest likelihood of being a 5-star car when out there shopping.

We’re not entirely sold on the methodology used for the study. That said, it is a unique perspective that could help steer your car buying decision.

Here is what they found:

10. Hyundai: 12.7%

Santa Fe
Santa Fe

9. Acura: 14.0%

Acura RLX
Acura RLX

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8. Kia: 14.2 %

Kia Soul
Kia Soul

7. Cadillac: 14.3%

Cadillac CTS
Cadillac CTS

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6. Lincoln: 15.2%

Lincoln MKC
Lincoln MKC

5. Chevrolet: 16.2%

Chevrolet Implala
Chevrolet Implala

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4. BMW: 18.6%

BMW X5
BMW X5

3. Audi: 21.4%

Audi A8L
Audi A8L

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2. Volvo: 24.0%

Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60

1. Buick: 24.6%

Buick LaCrosse
Buick LaCrosse

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