Safer Cars

We are seeing major improvement across the board when it comes to safety features on vehicles. 34 2008 models are considered top safety picks,that's compared to just 13 in 2007 and the common denominator for all these safe cars electronic stability control.

"When we look at the real world data and compare vehicles with and without electronic stability control, we're seeing a reduction of more then half in the the likelihood of a single vehicle fatal crash and an even larger reduction in those single vehicle crashes that result in rollover - 75 to 80 percent.."

Ford leads the way with the most safe models followed by Honda if you're looking for the safest SUV, the institute suggests the BMW-X5 or the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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