5 Safest Hybrid Vehicles on the Planet

Looking for the perfect balance of intelligent design, eco-friendliness, and safety features? There are plenty of new vehicles that boast fuel economy and profitable driving experiences. Hybrids have been designed to withstand the same crash specifications and standards as normal cars, but recently, even more safety features have been explored. Here are five of the safest hybrid vehicles available on the planet.

  1. 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    With a starting MSRP price tag of about $26,000, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is equipped with over-the-top safety features. Depending on the model you want, the Camry Hybrid offers multiple airbags, a panic alarm, an engine immobilizer (in the event of crashes to lessen the risk of battery leaks and explosions), a complete security system, and stability control. Anti-lock brakes and traction control also improve the overall handling of the vehicle. This car also has had one of the highest crash test ratings.

  2. Honda Insight

    The 2012 Honda Insight comes with an especially intricate airbag system. In the event of an accident, passengers are protected with dual front side-impact airbags, an overhead airbag, and even occupant sensing airbags. In addition, heated door mirrors help keep your line of vision clear, even in foggy, humid weather conditions. WIth great traction control, brake assist, and an affordable hybrid price tag, this car has made quite an impression already.

  3. Lexus RX 450h

    One of the more luxurious hybrid vehicles, this Lexus RX boasts a starting MSRP price tag of $46,000. All the features of the vehicle are backed by a futuristic look and efficient design. With side impact beams, four-door curb lights, a GPS tracker system, and a safety connect emergency SOS system, no wonder it has consistently been ranked among the highest in safety reviews.

  4. Toyota Prius V

    The Prius V delivers 44 miles per gallon (city), which makes it one of the most fuel efficient hybrids in its class. With an electronic brake force distribution, enhanced stability control, seat-mounted front side airbags, crumple zones, and front active head restraints, the safety design of the Prius V is among the best. It is one of the few hybrids in the market with driver knee airbags and a rear electronic parking aid camera.

  5. Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

    The 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is among the top-selling hybrid vehicles because of its superior entertainment features and more importantly, it's safety add-ons. While it's not the most affordable vehicle out there, the features are very impressive (and most desirable). In front and side crash tests, the Escalade earns top scores of five stars. With standard anti-lock brakes, a rollover mitigation system, and OnStar, it also comes with a blind-spot warning system. For a full-sized SUV, its fuel economy is great, considering that its muscle and brawny towing capacity compensate for lower fuel efficiency.

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