Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda Civic: First Compact To Earn 'Top Safety Pick+'
2013 Honda Civic: First Compact To Earn 'Top Safety Pick+'

If you're shopping for a small, economical car and care about safety, we have a new winner: the 2013 Honda Civic. The 2013 Honda Civic (both in Coupe and Sedan form) has become the first compact car to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+)...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus
2013 Ford Focus: Five Stars, And One Of The Safest Compact Cars

The 2013 Ford Focus has earned an excellent five-star score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—which, when factored together with its Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), ranks it soundly in the top tier for U.S...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart, Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lexus ES: Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just designated four 2013 models as Top Safety Picks. Included are the 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan, Subaru XV Crosstrek small wagon, Hyundai Santa Fe compact SUV, and the Lexus ES mid-size luxury car. The Top Safety Pick is the IIHS’s...Read More»

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD
Volvo, Acura Models Protect Well In New Crash Test; Many Others Don't

Families who want to choose one of the safest cars on the market have a new and compelling reason to consider the Volvo S60 or Acura TL: Of eleven luxury sedans run in a tough new frontal-impact test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these two are the only models to achieve the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Toyota Prius C: Best City MPG, And Now A Top Safety Pick

Just a year ago, a Prius was a Prius. But this year, say that iconic hybrid model name and you could be speaking of one of three different body styles or four quite different models—the 2012 Toyota Prius Liftback, the Toyota Prius V wagon, the Toyota Prius Plug-In, or the Toyota Prius C. And...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350
2013 Lexus GS 350 Named A Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has put the 2013 Lexus GS sedans through its battery of tests, and the completely redesigned Lexus sport-sedan family has emerged with top-notch scores. The GS earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation this year, which means it gets top 'good'...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5 Earns Top Safety Pick From IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating, the Top Safety Pick designation, is a highly sought-after recognition of crash-test safety--it's only awarded to models that score top marks in all crash testing and include certain standard safety equipment. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 has risen...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover
2013 Mazda CX-5 Is Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover a Top Safety Pick. An all-new model for 2013, the CX-5 won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side, rollover and rear crash tests...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan—Not Hatchback—Named A Top Safety Pick

At a base price of just $11,750, the 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan costs less than most late-model used cars. And with standard side and side-curtain airbags, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes, you might end up with a better set of better safety equipment as well. That said, you should...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2012 Nissan Versa sedan a Top Safety Pick. Completely redesigned for 2012, the Versa sedan won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side, rollover and rear crash...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
IIHS Announces More Top Safety Picks

While the news may have gotten lost in the holiday lull, there are a total of 18 newly-announced winners of Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Our previous story covered the high number of family vehicles in the full list of 115 vehicles earning Top...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick Awards

With the record number of 115 vehicles winning 2012 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there’s good news for consumers and families looking for the safest vehicles to buy. Among the list of winners, all but seven can arguably be classified as family...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Safety Counts: IIHS Names 115 Top Vehicle Picks For 2012

Not too long ago, safety ratings were details that only the most meticulous (and safety-minded) new-car shoppers paid attention to. But today, shoppers expect top safety as a given; frankly, it’s the price of entry for a family vehicle. And for 2012, those new priorities are showing: There...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Are Top Safety Picks

If you're in the market for a minivan, you might want to test out the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. Both have just been named "Top Safety Picks" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the title of "Top Safety Pick", a vehicle has to earn a rating...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

Small car fans, we have some good news: the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has aced the full battery of safety tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As a result, the IIHS has dubbed the Sonic a "Top Safety Pick". To earn that prize, the Sonic had to perform well in four IIHS crash tests...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic small sedan and hatchback a Top Safety Pick. The Sonic, which replaces the outgoing Chevy Aveo, won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

General Motors is showing signs of truly bucking its history of giving small cars short shrift in many areas. With all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic that arrives later this fall, along with the excellent new Chevrolet Cruze that's one of our best-rated small cars, GM is shaping up to have a fully...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6 Nabs Top Safety Pick Award

Yesterday, we told you that the 2012 Volkswagen Passat received a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Now comes word that the Passat's upscale cousin, the 2012 Audi A6, has earned the same accolade. Like the Passat, the Audi A6 scored a rating of "good' in four...Read More»

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