Calling all dectectives--searching for crossover SUV's with Active Saftely Features

patrice_duffypatrice_duffy Member Posts: 8
edited September 2014 in General

Due to the inability to rotate my neck very well after multiple surgeries, I am in need of a new car that can help make up for my physical shortcomings. The Active Safety Features sound amazing, and exactly what I need. I'm speaking of Break Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Crash Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. I am looking for a crossover (small) SUV with AWD, since I live in New England and it's high time I get a car I can drive in the snow.

Research into which CXV's have Active Safety Features in 2014 and 2015 models is slow going. It isn't a filter here on Consumer's Report, and in fact they don't discuss it much. Each CXV has several models with different packages, and a website might not list everything in a package. What I have so far is the following: Buick Encore, Jeep Cherokee, and Nissan Rogue.

Two questions: 1) Is anyone aware of other crossover SUV's (and I don't want any bigger than the smallest possible) that I haven't listed here, and 2) If you drive a car (any type) with these features, what do you think? Are they helpful?

I thank you in advance.
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  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,457
    edited September 2014
    Here's an article at Automobile.com that may add one or two to your list.

    Some Subaru models offer "EyeSight" and there should be plenty of Subaru dealers in your area. For a crossover, check out the CrossTrek.
  • patrice_duffypatrice_duffy Member Posts: 8
    Thanks Steve. Yes, I had found this article previously and was the springboard for my search. So far, I have test driven the following cars with Active Safety Features: Ford Escape, Toyota Rav 4, Jeep Cherokee, Buick Encore, and Nissan Rogue. I have to test drive the Forrester and Outback (I don't think the Eyesight system comes with the CrossTrek, which is a shame, because it's much cuter than the Outback and Forrester!) So far, I like all of them. It's going to be a tough choice.
    Here is another good article on crash avoidance features by make and model:
    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/crash-avoidance-features
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,457
    edited September 2014
    Too bad about the CrossTrek - that one is on my sister's shortlist. (She won't admit it but she's not the best driver).

    But thanks for your list, that's helpful.
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