Although a lot of vehicles now boast high-tech driver-assistance features, the safest sedans in the country do more than that. They also deliver the kind of carefully engineered construction that can stand up to severe crash testing. In fact, only sedans that offer both benefits were considered for today’s gallery, which means they needed both a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS.
Those trusted groups take into account physical crash-test performance across a wide range of different scenarios, and the IIHS further evaluates each vehicle’s front-crash prevention technology and its headlight performance. Of course, as you’ll see below, our safest sedans — picked primarily from the mainstream, for more customer appeal — can supply a wide range of other advantages, too.