Did you know that most accidents occur at low speeds? Most of them occur in a parking lot or parking garage, and involve somebody reversing their vehicle into someone else’s. While most of these crashes thankfully do not result in any serious injuries, they can often times end up costing a ton in repair costs. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) has recently launched a rear crash prevention safety rating program to help consumers find vehicles that will best help them mitigate these expensive backing up crashes. Among the top in their ratings were the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.
According the the IIHS, vehicles that are equipped with the combination of a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and rear automatic braking technology reduce backing crashes by an astounding 78%. In 2015, about 188,000 passenger vehicles in the U.D. were involved in crashes related to backing up, according to police. This means that by purchasing a vehicle with rear autobraking technology, you are not only drastically reducing your chancing of getting into an accident, but also avoiding the very high cost of repairs.
“Let’s face it. Some days we all could use help backing up, whether that’s in a garage with pillars that obscure your view, in a crowded mall parking lot or on a busy downtown street, the systems we rate in our first batch of tests will help reduce the chances of a backing fender-bender,” says David Zuby, the IIHS’s executive vice president and chief research officer in a recent interview.
Both the 2017 and 2018 Cadillac XT5 crossovers have 5-star overall safety ratings from the NHTSA when equipped with all-wheel drive. It has rear Cross Traffic Alert to help you monitor possible hazards not only behind you, but to the left and right as well. Some of its other top-notch safety features include Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Alert, Surround Vision, and Pedestrian Braking. The XT5 not only looks and drives amazingly, but will also keep you fully protected from possible accidents. This is why it won top marks in the IIHS’s latest tests.
The Jeep Cherokee also has many great safety features to help you avoid a crash. The 2018 model has over 70 available active and passive safety features including Blind Spot Monitoring, a Back Up Camera, Front and Rear Park Assist, and Automated Parking.
New Cadillac XT5 & Jeep Cherokee for Sale in Forest Lake, MN
We have both the Cadillac XT5 and the Jeep Cherokee for sale at our two dealerships. Come and see them in person and test out their superb backing up technology for yourself. It really does make a huge difference to have this advanced technology in your vehicle, once you try it out it can be hard to go back to your old ways. Plus, many of our new vehicles come with our Lifetime Powertrain Warranty as well, which means you’ll not only be protected against reversing accidents, but for your powertrain components as well.
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