What Are the Most Important Safety Features You Should Look for When Choosing a Family Vehicle?

December 13th, 2017 by

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Modern vehicles are safer then ever, so there’s a wide range of important safety features you should look for when choosing a new family vehicle.

They break down into:

  • Active Safety Features: Such as anti-lock brakes and stability control.

  • Passive Safety Features: Such as crumple zones and airbags.

  • Driver Assistance Features: Such as Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Monitoring System.

Active Safety Features

Active safety features help you maintain control – essentially, they prevent an accident from occurring in the first place.

For a family vehicle, don’t accept less than:

  • Four-Wheel Disc Antilock Brakes

  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution

  • Brake Assist

  • Electronic Stability Control

  • Electronic Roll Mitigation

Passive Safety Features

Passive safety features are those you hope you’ll never have to use. While active features help prevent accidents, passive features leap into action if one should ever occur. They’re responsible for preventing or lessening injury.

Look for:

  • Airbags

  • Active Front Seat Head Restraints

  • Child Seating System

Additionally, pay attention to a vehicle’s crash test scores. New models have sophisticated bodies that crumple intelligently to prevent harm – crash test ratings show how effectively they perform.

Driver Assistance Features

The 21st century has seen a whole new breed of safety technology emerge: the driver assistance feature. These advanced amenities use radars and sensors to increase your awareness, warn you of danger, and even act independently to keep you from harm.

They include:

  • ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop

  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist

  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

  • Rear Cross Path Detection

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System

  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera

Plenty of CJDR vehicles offer features you won’t find in rival models. For example, the

new Chrysler Pacifica offers a Class-Exclusive Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist System.

Superior Safety Should Be a Prime Concern When Seeking a Family Vehicle

Our lineup of new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles supplies top of the line safety for ongoing peace of mind. If you’d like to discuss financing or find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us today. You can also schedule a test drive using our handy online tool.

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