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Family Cars: The Top 5 Safest Cars to Drive

Safety is a priority for most car buyers. It becomes even more imperative when it’s not only you in the car, but your family as well. The following vehicles are spacious and durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of daily commuting. Most importantly, they’re incredibly safe and family-friendly.

Holden Acadia

The Acadia is a highly flexible full-sized 7-seater SUV. It has plenty of top-of-the-line safety features such as an autonomous emergency braking system which reduces the risk of a severe collision. It also has features that assist you with keeping your lane, alerting you about the risk of a forward collision with another vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection, and traffic sign recognition which warns you if you miss a speed sign. The car also boasts a 360° camera and an advanced park assist feature which makes parking much easier to do. You can find one at any reputable Holden dealer in Auckland.

Chevrolet Traverse

The Traverse is a spacious mid-size SUV built for big families. Hidden storage compartments under the roof, behind the infotainment screen, and rear underfloor compartment are among its excellent storage features. The Traverse doesn’t skimp on safety features either. It offers alert systems which will notify you of imminent forward collision, lane departure, rear cross-traffic, and cars approaching side blind zones. It also has an automatic braking system for front pedestrians and emergencies. The car also features a standard rear vision camera which allows you to view the scene behind the vehicle, as well as rear park assist.

Volkswagen Atlas

Although a bit on the pricey side, this car is worth every penny. The Atlas is a mid-size family SUV which features three spacious rows of seats that can fit up to six people. The car’s frames and body panels are extremely durable and designed to take on heavy impact in the event of an accident. Its automatic braking system will also instinctively slow the car down after a collision. Other features that will help you avoid getting into serious accidents while driving with the most important cargo in tow include rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure wa arning, forward collision monitoring with automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control

Honda Pilot


The Pilot is a mid-size SUV that can accommodate up to eight people comfortably. Its interiors feature tons of storage possibilities in the form of multiple nooks, holders, and underfloor storage. The base model’s only safety feature appears to be a multi-angle rearview camera. However, higher tiers have a wider array of safety features such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, rain-sensing windshield wipers, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, rear cross-traffic alert, and Honda LaneWatch — a camera placed on the passenger-side mirror that records video of your blind spots.

Toyota Sienna

The Sienna is a spacious minivan that offers an all-wheel-drive which is useful if you live in a cold climate where it snows often. It features a Blu-Ray Disc Entertainment Center with one wide-angle screen and split-screen to entertain children of all ages. Among the car’s safety features are lane departure warning and assist, pre-collision system, pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control. It also has an automatic high beam that you can toggle between high and low to provide a suitable amount of light when driving at night.

Ensure the safety of you and your loved ones on the road by investing in any of these safe and family-friendly vehicles.

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