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15 Safest Car Brands in the World (Updated in 2023)

The IIHS designated Genesis’ entire lineup as Top Safety Pick+ award winners.

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Safety is one of the most important considerations for many new car shoppers. However, many people might not know what to look for when buying a new car. It's wise to at least know the basics of a few front-of-the-line safety features of some car brands.

Genesis is the luxury vehicle division of the South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. The brand earns a perfect 10 for safety since all three Genesis vehicles, the G70, G80, and G90, received top-notch crash test ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) designated Genesis’ entire lineup as Top Safety Pick+ award winners. In addition, In 2022 J.D. Power named Genesis the most dependable automotive brand in North America.

Over the years, Volvo has established a well-earned reputation for building what is among the safest cars on the road. All current Volvos that have been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a superior rating of five stars for occupant protection.

In this article, we list the top 15 safest car brands you can purchase in 2023.

15 Safest Car Brands in the World
(2023 Ranking List)

2023 Brand Name Country
1 Genesis logoGenesis South Korea(Luxury Vehicles)
2 Volvo logoVolvo Sweden(Luxury Vehicles)
3 Tesla logoTesla United States(Luxury Electric Vehicles)
4 Mazda logoMazda Japan(Mass-Market Cars)
5 Subaru logoSubaru Japan(Mass-Market Cars)
6 Ford logoFord United States(Mass-Market Cars)
7 BMW logoBMW Germany(Luxury Vehicles)
8 Mercedes-Benz logoMercedes-Benz Germany(Luxury Vehicles)
9 Lexus logoLexus Japan(Luxury Vehicles)
10 Hyundai logoHyundai South Korea(Mass-Market Cars)
11 Audi logoAudi Germany(Luxury Vehicles)
12 Honda logoHonda Japan(Mass-Market Cars)
13 Toyota logoToyota Japan(Mass-Market Cars)
14 Volkswagen logoVolkswagen Germany(Mass-Market Cars)
15 Nissan logoNissan Japan(Mass-Market Cars)

Before you pull the trigger on your next car purchase, check out our list of the safest car brands in the world. One of these brands could be the perfect match for you.

The Bottom Line

The safety rankings of car brands can vary by country, so it's always important to research safety ratings for specific models in your area.

It's worth noting that the safety of a car can also depend on how it's driven and maintained, so it's important for drivers to practice safe driving habits and keep up with regular maintenance of their vehicles.

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