file0001852320432Welcome back to part two of our look at the safest vehicles on the roads today! In our last segment, we looked at the impressive list of safety features that the Audi A4, Honda Odyssey, Kia Sorento, Subaru Legacy, and Mazda CX-9 had to offer. Today we’ll take a look at six more vehicles that are chock-full of some of items like the Ford “MyKey” option – a feature that lets you (the owner) set limits on items like stereo volume and vehicle speed…a welcome addition to the parent of any new driver!

Toyota Highlander
Kicking of our today’s list is Toyota’s 2015 Highlander SUV, which earned itself the top 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making it another excellent “safe-vehicle” choice. With standard safety equipment that includes eight airbags, vehicle stability control, traction control, antilock brakes, a rearview camera and hill-start assist control, the Toyota Highlander has you – and your passengers – covered! (

Toyota Sequoia
The Toyota Sequoia falls into the category of “larger traditional SUV’s”, and is a serious all-star when it comes to airbag protection. This vehicle includes not only dual stage advanced front air bags, seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and front passenger, and roll-sensing side curtain airbags for all three seating rows, but also driver and front passenger knee bags to boot. Toyota includes stability and traction control systems, as well as anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Plus, the 4-wheel drive version of the Sequoia get a special A-TRAC version of the traction control intended to help in low-traction situations. (

road to safety part 2 anderson auto copyVolvo XC90
Volvo’s XC90 is a true testament to Volvo’s latest safety advances. Stand features now include imminent frontal collision detection with automatic braking, as well as a feature that applies brakes when the driver attempts to turn in front of an oncoming car, such as at an intersection. The Volvo XC90 also comes equipped with a subsystem that will tighten seatbelts and use shock-absorbing seat cushions – to reduce the potential for spinal injuries – if the XC90 were to ever run off the road. (

GMC Yukon
The 2015 Yukon certainly doesn’t short change potential owners on safety equipment, leveraging some of GM’s latest technology to improve both driver awareness and accident avoidance. Standard safety gear includes a rearview camera and StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation. A head-up display is also available – this is a system that’s able to relay key information into the driver’s line of sight, thereby reducing distraction. Some of the available safety features found on the 2015 GMC Yukon include: vibrating driver’s seat to alert the driver of the location of certain crash threats; adaptive cruise control with automatic braking; and sensors that detect crash threats from all sides of the vehicle, alerting the driver. (

Ford Expedition
Ford’s redesigned 2015 Expedition – a full-sized SUV – has also earned a top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Safety equipment that comes standard on the 2015 Expedition includes six airbags, a rearview camera, and AdvanceTrac with roll stability control. A new blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert is optional. (

Ford Flex
Just like with Toyota, there are multiple Fords in this lineup. The Ford Flex has a lot to offer in the safety department, including dual front, side and curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; and traction and stability control with anti-roll control all remain standard. Parking sensors and a rearview camera fall onto the “optional” list, as does a blind-spot alert system and adaptive cruise control. All Flexes also include Curve Control and torque vectoring – which just happen to be fancy terms to note improvements to the stability control system. Ford has also implemented a redesigned, four-position design that protects well against whiplash. Another bonus to the Ford Flex – especially when it comes to safety conscious parents – is the “Ford’s MyKey” system. This feature allows parents (or other owners) set limits on the Flex’s stereo volume, vehicle speed, and other entertainment features, thereby keeping secondary drivers within the owner’s comfort limits. (

Regardless of what vehicle you’re interested in, we’re here to help! Our inventory is constantly changing, which means we’ve got lots of options when it comes to finding the right car for you. Anderson Credit Connection is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm each day – stop on by and let us help you find the car you’ve been looking for!

Chad Sabatka

Chad Sabatka is the Internet Sales & Marketing Director for Anderson Auto Group which is a Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Kia, and Mitsubishi dealer located in Lincoln & Grand Island, NE and St. Joseph, MO. You can follow Chad on .

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