IIHS releases list of cars meeting top safety standards

Arlington, Va.—For 2019, the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ review of strong crash-test performance, collision avoidance systems and high-quality headlights enabled 30 vehicles to qualify for the top honors in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s initial 2019 model-year rankings. To qualify for 2019 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating.

The top cars included several models from Honda, Kia, Subaru, Hyundai, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Mazda, Lexus and Acura. For a full list of makes and models, visit  https://m.iihs.org/mobile/ratings/mobileratings/tsps.

IIHS evaluates collision data on thousands of vehicles to compile its Insurance Loss report. This highlights the costs associated with a collision for hundreds of passenger vehicles grouped by class and size under six insurance coverages: collision, property damage liability, comprehensive, personal injury protection, medical payment and bodily injury. For a full listing visit https://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/insurance-loss-information.

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