Safest Luxury Cars You Can Buy in 2022: Tesla, Audi, Genesis, and More

When buying a luxury car, automotive customers typically think about such things as distinctive styling, premium amenities, and high-level performance and driving dynamics. However, another thing that many luxury cars provide is a high level of safety. Here are the safest luxury cars that you can buy in 2022.

What are the safest luxury cars in 2022?

Blue 2022 Tesla Model 3, one of the safest luxury cars to buy in 2022, driving by mountains
2022 Tesla Model 3 | Tesla

MotorTrend compiled a list of the safest luxury cars to buy in 2022. The publication based its list on the results of safety tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as standard and available safety features. The list of the safest luxury cars in 2022 includes American, European, and Asian brands:

  • 2022 Tesla Model 3
  • 2022 Genesis G70
  • 2022 Acura TLX
  • 2022 Volvo S60
  • 2022 Lexus IS
  • 2022 Audi A4
  • 2022 Lexus ES350
  • 2022 Audi A5
  • 2022 Genesis G80
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • 2022 Audi A6
  • 2022 Audi A7
  • 2022 Genesis G90

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is a very safe luxury car

The presence of the 2022 Tesla Model 3 on the MotorTrend list of safest luxury cars is noteworthy, for Tesla’s “work-in-progress build quality concerns keep its vehicles in the crosshairs of auto industry scrutineers.” However, the Model 3 performed very well for safety tests. It earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award and a five-star overall crash score from NHTSA.

Buyers of the 2022 Model 3 can enjoy peace of mind for safety with its many standard driving assistance features. This includes front and rear automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Also, the Model 3 offers the controversial-named Tesla Autopilot and Tesla Full Self-Driving systems.

Audi has the most models on MotorTrend’s list of safest luxury cars

Side view of blue-gray 2022 Audi A8, one of the safest luxury cars to buy in 2022
2022 Audi A8 | Audi

The automaker with the most cars on the MotorTrend list of safest luxury cars is Audi. Four Audi models make the list, including the 2022 Audi A4, 2022 Audi A5, 2022 Audi A6, and 2022 Audi A7. The A6 and A7 earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, while the A4 and A5 received the second tier IIHS Top Safety Pick award. For NHTSA crash tests, the A4, A5 Sportback, and A6 earned a five-star overall crash score from NHTSA. However, the NHTSA hasn’t yet completed crash tests for the A7 and A5 Coupe and Cabriolet.

Genesis is also well-represented on MotorTrend’s list of safest luxury cars

Front view of blue 2022 Genesis G80, one of the safest luxury cars to buy in 2022
2022 Genesis G80 | Genesis

The automaker with the second-most cars on the MotorTrend list of safest luxury cars is Genesis. Three Genesis models make the list, including the 2022 Genesis G70, 2022 Genesis G80, and 2022 Genesis G90. All three Genesis models earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. For NHTSA crash tests, the G80 earned a five-star overall crash score. However, the NHTSA hasn’t yet completed tests for the G70 and G90.

When you buy a luxury car, it’s understandable to value things like style, performance, and premium features. However, if you’re going to pay a lot of money for a luxury car, don’t you want a safe ride as well? Enjoy the reassurance of safety with any of these luxury car models.

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