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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!
How 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.
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!
|Vehicle||Top Safety Pick||Top Safety Pick+|
|BMW 3 series||√|
|BMW 5 series||√|
|Honda Ridgeline Crew||√|
|Hyundai Elantra GT||√|
|Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid||√|
|Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In-Hybrid||√|
|Hyundai Santa Fe||√|
|Hyundai Santa Fe XL||√|
|Kia Niro Hybrid||√|
|Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid||√|
|Kia Rio Hatchback||√|
|Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross||√|
|Nissan Kicks Hatchback||√|
|Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid||√|
|Subaru Impreza Sedan||√|
|Subaru Impreza Wagon||√|
|Toyota Corolla Hatchback||√|
|Toyota Prius Prime||√|