Posted on: 24 April 2019
For the average parent, the most important feature when buying a car is safety. With so many available safety options these days, it's easier than ever to make safety a priority. Considering the precious cargo you'll be transporting, it's important to have confidence that the car you choose will keep your family safe. Vehicle safety technology has exploded in the last few years, so if you can't afford a brand-new car, it's still easy to find a used vehicle with high-tech safety features. One of the hottest compact sedans on the market is the Hyundai Elantra. All of its models within the last four years have impressive safety features so you can be sure that your loved ones are protected, even if you're buying used Hyundai cars. Here are a few of those features.
All stock Elantra models in the last four years come standard with stability control. This is an especially useful feature if you have teenage drivers who will be getting behind the wheel for the first time. This technology reduces engine power and also applies brakes when it senses that the handling limits of the vehicle have been exceeded. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, stability control cuts the risk of a fatal single-vehicle crash in half. That's important peace of mind for any parent.
Of course, front airbags have been mandatory in all new cars and trucks since 1998, but the Elantra goes the extra mile. Its 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 models also include side-impact and overhead airbags. Side-impact airbags are designed to protect the torso during a collision and overhead airbags are, of course, designed to protect the head in a side collision or rollover. Additionally, all models within the last three years also come with knee airbags to protect the lower extremities during a serious collision.
Like airbags, ABS brakes are mandatory. They've been required in all new consumer vehicles since 2004. ABS or anti-lock brake systems are able to sense when a tire has locked and stopped rotating during an extreme braking situation. The ABS system prevents this from happening by modulating the braking to avoid locking. All Elantra models between 2016 – 2019 come standard with anti-lock brakes.
Optional Feature: Rearview Camera
If additional safety is your priority, consider an upgrade. An optional safety feature for the Elantra SE models between 2016 – 2019 is a rearview camera. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there are around 500,000 accidents every year caused by cars backing up. This feature addresses a problem that is clearly a need for all drivers but especially those with children in the vehicle.
If you are interested in learning more about Hyundai vehicles and their excellent safety features, visit a car dealership like Gary Rome Hyundai today.Share