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Top 5 Safest Small SUV's

Whether you're buying for yourself or for your teenager, safety might be a top priory. Fortunately, the small SUV is a great way to go if safety is a concern, for there are many good models that have been released this year that have excellent safety ratings. Driving on Utah roads can be perilous, so it is imperative that you consider buying the Ford Escape or Honda CR-V to keep you and your family safe. Here are some of the safest small SUV's that have been released this year:

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Ford Escape

Ford Escape

The Ford Escape saw a surprising surge in sales this year after the release of it's new EcoBoost model. That, and the safety ratings were through the roof – knee airbags, curve control, and MyKey options make this one of the safest small SUV's on the market (MyKey allows the owner to limit the speed and stereo volume of the car, making it perfect for Utah teenagers). Blind spot alerts, cross-traffic alerts, seat belt alerts, and many other alerts can be found in the Ford Escape.

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Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

Mazda has produced some good small SUV's that have rated high on the safety scale. It has traction control, blind spot warning, and airbags in every conceivable area. It attained almost a perfect score on crash testing, and has a better-than-average braking distance. Any Utah driver should feel safe and comfortable in this model.

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Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

The nice thing about the CR-V is that all of the safety options come standard, unlike other small SUV's. Those who want the all-inclusive model will opt for the CR-V, which has the standard anti-lock brakes and side curtain airbags. What is most notable is its crash test ratings which attained a perfect score from both the government and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests. If you're afraid you'll get in an accident in Utah, this is the way to go.

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Buick Encore

Buick Encore

The Encore has some of the more unique electronic gadgets that contribute to its high safety rating. It comes standard with Buick's special OnStar system, which contains automatic crash notification and roadside assistance, making this the perfect SUV for those who are helpless in any bad car situation. Have a flat tire? Buick will help you with that by the push of a button.

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BMW X1

BMW X1

BMW decided to take a serious look at brakes with their new SUV, for the X1 has some of the best brake safety features on the market. The braking system has stand-by, brake fade compensation, and even brake drying features to keep the driver safe. It can also come with collision notification, rear sensors, and even rain-sensing windshield wipers. This model takes the cake for having the most unique safety options on the market.

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