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Insurance Institute for Highway Top 2019 Safety Picks

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Q&A, Safety on Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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What 2019 vehicles have been chosen as top safety picks?

How important are the safety features in a vehicle to you? Is that something that is a high priority when you are looking for a new or used vehicle? Wondering what 2019 vehicles have been chosen as top safety picks? Keep reading more to find out!

Vehicle with Bright HeadlightsHow does a vehicle earn a top safety pick?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent non-profit group. They are working to decrease the number of deaths due to car accidents. They began ranking various vehicles on their safety features a number of years ago. The IIHS was hoping to car manufacturers would strive to win a top safety award and therefore make safer vehicles.

To win a top safety award from the IIHS, a vehicle must have a good or acceptable score in the following categories: passenger-side small overlap front test, and headlight rating. The vehicle must have a good score in driver-side small overlap, moderate overlap front side, roof strength, and head restraints. Finally, the vehicle must have an advanced or superior rating in front-cash prevention.

A vehicle awarded a top safety pick+ award received a good rating for headlights, driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. The vehicle also had to receive a good or superior score for front crash prevention.

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What 2019 vehicles earned top safety picks from the IIHS?

Check out the list below and see if your vehicle or the vehicle you were thinking about purchasing made the list!

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Vehicle Top Safety Pick Top Safety Pick+
Acura RDX
Audi A3
Audi A4
Audi A6
Audi Q8
BMW 3 series
BMW 5 series
Chrysler Pacifica
Genesis G70
Genesis G80
Genesis G90
Honda Accord
Honda CR-V
Honda HR-V
Honda Insight
Honda Odyssey
Honda Pilot
Honda Ridgeline Crew
Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra GT
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In-Hybrid
Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Nexo
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe XL
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Tuscan
Hyundai Veloster
Infiniti QX60
Kia Cadenza
Kia Forte
Kia Niro Hybrid
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
Kia Optima
Kia Rio
Kia Rio Hatchback
Kia Sorento
Kia Soul
Kia Stinger
Lexus ES350
Lexus UX
Lincoln Continental
Mazda3 Hatchback
Mazda CX-3
Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-9
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLC
Mercedes-Benz GLE
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Outlander
Nissan Altima
Nissan Kicks Hatchback
Nissan Pathfinder
Subaru Ascent
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
Subaru Forester
Subaru Impreza Sedan
Subaru Impreza Wagon
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback
Subaru WRX
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Camry
Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Toyota Highlander
Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius Prime
Toyota RAV4
Volkswagen GTI
Volvo XC40
Volvo XC60

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