2020 Vehicles With Top Safety Ratings


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety holds its award ceremony yearly. However, in 2019, it announced drastic changes to its award system for their Top Safety Picks and Top Safety Pick Plus winners, making it more difficult for automakers to earn these coveted titles.

In 2020, over 60 car models met the stringent criteria set according to IHS testing. The Top Safety Pick Plus winners had to earn good ratings in the crash tests and have standard or good-rated headlights. If you are looking for safe cars to buy, California Motor Direct in Southern California is your one-stop car dealership.

Here are the standouts from the 2020 Top Safety Pick Plus winners.


2019 Mazda3

It is no surprise that the Mazda3 has always been every driver’s favorite due to its compactness, style, and appearance. This doesn’t come as a surprise as the company is known for its fondness to add dynamics into each car model it manufactures. The features that may have made the 2019 Mazda3 top this list include its mature wheels, clutter-free front cabin, and comfortable front accommodation. Is it safe? Absolutely. The model comes with the following:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • High definition backup camera

2018 Mazda6

While many companies have shifted to manufacturing SUVs, some still believe in the power of quality, comfortable, and affordable four-door midsize sedans. Of course, there are many such sedans to choose from, but nothing beats the 2018 Mazda6. From the robust Turbo engine to the easy-to-use connect system, there are many reasons why we are in love with this model.

Just like the 2019 Mazda3, this model comes with several driving aids such as adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring. On top of that, you have the option of setting the lane-keeping assist to send you notifications of lane departure.


2020 Toyota Camry

Powered by a silken V6 engine, the Camry TRD offers a superb powertrain and more style. In addition, it is a well-controlled ride with an aggressive-sounding exhaust system. So how did this model make it to the list of 2020’s safest cars? Major alterations on this model include the thicker underbody bracing that provides improved torsional rigidity, stiffer stabilizer bars, and special shock absorbers, not to mention the cat-back exhaust system.


2020 Subaru Outback

Even in its sixth-generation models, Subaru’s mission of producing the best quality cars hasn’t changed. What has changed, however, is today’s landscape. It is nothing like the landscape that existed 25 years ago. This is where the 2020 Subaru Outback comes in. We are in awe of the model’s off-road capability, break-over angles, raised suspension, and more. This beast boasts 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Do not forget about the torque effectiveness even on the most challenging climbs.

At California Motors Direct in Southern California, we care about your safety on the road as well as that of other road users. This is why we offer you a variety of safe cars to buy at convenient pricing. Find out the many factors to consider before buying a car. Ready to make your purchase? Get in touch with us today.

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