The safest minivan models on the market

Oct 10,2016
Based on an assessment of the management body of road traffic safety (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute IIHS road safety, the News & World launched 7 safest minivan market.


Before the outbreak of the SUV and CUV segment, in addition to the improved design of the door, helps children up to easy and convenient for the shuttle, transporting goods, upgraded safety features are considered is paramount for the minivan.

Here are the minivans are highest rated safety features.

 1. Nissan Quest 2016

 
Safe score: 7.7 (2015)

Quest 2016 are essentially identical to the 2015 version, the safety point of this example is based on 2015 test results Vehicle upgrades to improve safety such as replacing high-quality materials inside the cabinet Furniture, support emergency brake standard equipment traction control, stability control with electronic devices.

Under the hood, 2016 Quest maintains 3.5L V6 for 260 hp power and 325 Nm torque xoancuc college. But power remains the same, but the fuel consumption performance of the 2016 version improved slightly to 11.8 liters / 100 km of urban roads, 8.7 liters / 100 km highway and 10.2 liters / 100 kilometers combined.

2. Dodge Grand Caravan


 
Safe score: 8.5

Dodge Grand Caravan is basically the same car, the Chrysler Town & Country. For the price, it was rated "soft" than Chrysler Town & Country package despite different installation option.

Dodge is rated 4 stars after most of the NHTSA tests. 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan life is one of the cheapest minivan current form ($ 22,595 value). It owns the advanced equipment such as airbags fitted to all passengers, equipment traction control, electronic stability control, emergency brake system.

In addition, the car also have the option of installing additional equipment blind spot monitor, rearview camera, 3-row design spacious and neat foldable create space in the car, windows, mirrors and locks tune electricity, air conditioning, steering wheel with integrated controls and sound system facilities.

3. Chrysler Town & Country 2016


 
 
Safe score: 8.5

Town & Country - similar to the Dodge Grand Caravan - market model is rated as one of the minivan with the best competition in the Americas in terms of design, technology and price.

Unfortunately, this car is underestimated in IIHS crash tests in a row in front of the car. However, Chrysler is also equipped with safety devices such as assistive technology standard emergency brakes, front airbags, and side-impact following equipment electronic stability control, device control traction .

In addition, the vehicle has the option to install other safety features such as blind spot monitoring, rear warning, rear parking sensor. With a listing price of $ 29,995 less, the Chrysler Town & Country 2016 classic style characteristic of the line Chrysler minivan and each minivan segment leader for 4 years in the US market, according to a study of the IQS .

  4. Toyota Sienna 2016

 
 
Safe score: 9.0

Toyota Sienna is selected models popular among minivans, partly due to vehicles equipped with four-wheel steering system ensures good handling in all weather conditions.

Sienna owns the modern safety technology available on the market the most. The Department of National Traffic Safety (NHTSA) has an overall rating of Toyota minivan five-star standards. Insurance Agency American Traffic Safety (IIHS) for that Sienna is one of the leading safety car with a rating of "good" in all categories.

All versions are equipped Sienna minivan side airbags help protect all of the three rows of seats, side airbags and a driver knee. Collision protection system helps alert ahead impending accident on versions equipped with advanced Sienna.

Currently rear reversing camera as standard equipment on all models Toyota Sienna. Especially, upgraded rear camera can give the driver a 180 degree viewing angle. In addition, the sensor on the front and rear of the car is equipped on Limited version. Blind spot warning system is also in the design standard on XLE models, Limited, and can be designed both on the SE.

Electronic power steering is a new Toyota Sienna from version 2015. That much help when it comes to download and run a great weight on the highway. Despite the relatively large length but the Sienna has fairly smooth movement and quick steering wheel, helping the car became extremely maneuverable when driving in the city.

5. Kia Sedona 2016


 
   
Safe score: 9.7

Two Kia Sedona and Odyssey are these products achieve the highest safety scores in latest IIHS tests and achieve 5-star NHTSA evaluated for 3 and 4-star entry test for the anti-rollover test.

Compared to the 2015 version, the new generation does not have many changes. Interior space is somewhat more refined and luxurious, good sound insulation, providing comfortable journey and quiet for 8 passengers.

Vehicles equipped with 3.3-liter V6 engine, combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission to deliver 276 horsepower power. Some standard equipment can be listed as: The air bags standard equipment traction control, stability control devices, rear camera, sunroof, climate control for front seats .

In addition the company also has made the choice of installing additional parking camera system, speed control, traffic monitoring behind, blind spot monitoring, lane deviation warning, forward collision warning.

6. Honda Odyssey 2016


 
 
Safe score: 9.7

Honda odssey been rated as one of the two cars ranked second in terms of safety in the entire minivan. This is one of the few large-sized vehicles has won high score of two US safety agencies are: Department of the US National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

NHTSA dots for Honda Odyssey 2016 5-star rating, while the IIHS named the 2016 Honda Odyssey received the top safety minivans, including good ratings in all 5 tests.

All versions of the 2016 Honda Odyssey has a standard rear-view mirrors. In the LX cars will be equipped with cameras observations LaneWatch blind spot, if any approaching vehicle, the car will mirror right now notice signaling.

In the EX-L has additional functionality lane departure warning and forward collision warning. If you want to blind-spot monitoring functions, customers need to choose the Touring Elite.

7. Chrysler Pacifica 2017


 
   
Safe score: 10.0

Chrysler Pacifica in 2017 is considered one of the best cars on the market minivan, with absolute safety scores ranked No. 1 in the rankings of the safest minivan.

Chrysler Pacifica model 2017 is ideal, fully equipped with safety features such as rearview camera and voice commands can be received, blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alerts, system support in the right lane, front parking sensors, rear parking sensors and automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera.

In addition, the luggage compartment volume of 3978 liters with the rear seats folded down if. Car seat comes system Stow 'N Go of Chrysler, likely folded into the floor when you need to carry a lot of luggage.

Chrysler Pacifica 2017 has 2 versions: regular and Hybrid. The V6 engine is often used, naturally aspirated, producing maximum power of 287 hp and maximum torque of 262 lb-ft. The power is transmitted to the wheel through the automatic gearbox 9 level.

By: Gray Ramirez