2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is the entry-model for the Grand Cherokee lineup. As such, it has a basic package of standard safety content that includes both a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. The Grand Cherokee Laredo also lets you take safe advantage of a 6,200-pound trailer rating. For that, Jeep’s midsize SUV is equipped with standard trailer-sway control.
2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4
As an old-school, body-on-frame SUV, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is built on a rugged steel foundation. The high-end Limited model, like all 4Runners, has a rearview camera, too. This handy driver-assistance feature provides projected path lines for extra help with tight maneuvers. Standard for all 4Runners is the Toyota Star Safety System with vehicle stability control, traction control, brake assist, and more.
2018 Ford Explorer Limited 4x4
A 5-Star Overall Safety Score and a rearview camera are standard for the 2018 Ford Explorer Limited, which is also available with many advanced driver-assistance technologies. These are bundled in Ford’s “Safe and Smart” packages. Two are optional for the Limited model. Together, they offer technologies such as adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assistance, a blind-spot system, and lane-keeping assistance.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander LE (CVT) 4x4
As for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, this compact SUV showcases both a 5 Star Overall Safety Score from NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick Rating from the IIHS. And notably, the IIHS honor comes with the highest possible grades for all crash-test scenarios as well as the highest possible grade for front crash-prevention technology. Other Outlander technology includes adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot monitor.
2018 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4x4
Standard safety technology is a highlight for the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. Unlike many rivals, the Pathfinder supplies forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking even in the entry model. The luxurious Platinum trim adds a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert—and premium equipment such as heated and ventilated front seats. Ratings-wise, the 2018 Pathfinder owns a 5-Star Overall Safety Score from NHTSA.
2018 Kia Sorento 2.0T EX AWD
It’s another safety-ratings double play with the 2018 Kia Sorento. With this sporty-looking midsize entry, you can get a full Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS and match it with a 5 Star Overall Safety Score from NHTSA. You know what else you can get with the Sorento? Adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and a wide range of additional driver-assistance measures.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL AWD
When VW decided to get serious about a three-row SUV, the company knew that U.S. customers would demand strong safety performance. As a result, engineers made sure the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas would receive a 5-Star Overall Safety Score from NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick trophy from the IIHS. The Atlas can also carry plenty of high-tech safety technologies.
2018 Toyota Highlander LE Plus AWD
The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a leading choice in its segment for standard safety technology: Thanks to the Toyota Safety Sense P bundle, every Highlander has pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and lane-departure alert with steering assistance. The Highlander then backs that technology up with an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating and a 5-Star Overall Safety Score from NHTSA.
2018 Honda Pilot Elite (A9) AWD
The 2018 Honda Pilot also combines impressive safety ratings—from both the IIHS and NHTSA—with a comprehensive safety package. The Honda Sensing suite of technologies is optional for the Pilot and incorporates collision-mitigation braking, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and road-departure mitigation. A multi-angle rearview camera is standard, and a blind-spot system, with rear cross-traffic alert, is reserved for the lineup’s range-topping model.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD
Also near the head of its class for safety grades is the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. It matches more popular names with a 5-Star Overall Safety Score from NHTSA, a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS, and a variety of safety technologies from its automaker. Those include adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlights, a blind-spot system, lane-departure warning, and a multi-angle rearview camera.