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Last updated on: 29th of July 2016 at 3:25 pm (EST)

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The Safest 2% Passenger Vehicles


The vehicles listed below are the safest for model-years 2011-2017.  These are the only vehicles that meet the following criteria:


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                              Crash ratings by NHTSA and IIHS are available and in the top quartile ---- in all 7 crash categories


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                       NHTSA's static rollover risk is 4 or 5 STARS (and therefore does not exceed the average risk level of an SUV class vehicle)

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                             The Compatibility Fatality Factor** ---based on class/weight--- is less than 1.0


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      NHTSA STAR RATINGS IIHS CRASH TEST RATINGS COMPATIBILITY   SUPPLEMENTAL INFO.
Year Model (increasing risk within model-year) Safety Ranking Overall Rating  Frontal Impact Side Impact Static Rollover Risk
Frontal Impact-moderate overlap Side Impact Rear Impact Roof Strength Frontal Impact-small overlap:
Driver side /+(Pass side)
Class Test Vehicle Weight (lbs.) Compatibility Fatality Factor**   IIHS Collision Avoidance Score*** IIHS Headlamps Performance Rating****  
2017 KIA SORENTO SUV AWD Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #1 out of 11 vehicles for 2017) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4154 0.47   6
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2017 KIA SORENTO SUV FWD Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #2 out of 11 vehicles for 2017) 5 5 5 4
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GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4154 0.47    6  ?  
2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT SUV AWD Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #3 out of 11 vehicles for 2017) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3877 0.56    6  ?  
2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #4 out of 11 vehicles for 2017) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3877 0.56   6 ?  
  (NOTE: IIHS has rated only 11 model-year 2017 vehicles)                                  
2016 VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #1 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4516 0.38   6 ?  
2016 VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #2 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4516 0.38   6 ?  
2016 LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #3 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4489 0.39   6 ?  
2016 LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #4 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4489 0.39   6 ?  
2016 ACURA MDX SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #5 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4237 0.45   6 ?  
2016 ACURA MDX SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #6 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4237 0.45   6 ?  
2016 FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 4x2  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #7 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD PU 4651 0.45   1 ?  
2016 FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 4x4  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #8 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD PU 4651 0.45   1 ?  
2016 FORD F-150 SUPERCAB PU/EC 4x2  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #9 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD PU 4596 0.46   1 ?  
2016 FORD F-150 SUPERCAB PU/EC 4x4  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #10 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD PU 4596 0.46   1 ?  
2016 VOLVO XC60 SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #11 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4172 0.47   5 ?  
2016 VOLVO XC60 SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #12 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4172 0.47   5 ?  
2016 KIA SORENTO SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #13 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4154 0.47   1 ?  
2016 KIA SORENTO SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #14 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4154 0.47   1 ?  
2016 ACURA RDX SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #15 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3806 0.58   5 ?  
2016 ACURA RDX SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #16 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3806 0.58   5 ?  
2016 KIA SEDONA VAN FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #17 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD VAN 4583 0.58   1 ?  
2016 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #18 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD VAN 4495 0.60   1 ?  
2016 HYUNDAI GENESIS 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #19 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 4323 0.64   6 ?  
2016 HYUNDAI GENESIS 4 DR RWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #20 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 4323 0.64   6 ?  
2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #21 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD / +(GOOD) SUV 3449 0.72   6 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #22 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD / +(GOOD) SUV 3449 0.72   6 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 ACURA RLX 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #23 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3919 0.75   6 ?  
2016 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #24 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3379 0.75   5 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #25 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3379 0.75   5 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 CHEVROLET TRAX SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #26 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3327 0.78   NO POOR  
2016 CHEVROLET TRAX SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #27 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3327 0.78   NO POOR  
2016 BUICK ENCORE SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #28 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3327 0.78   1 POOR  
2016 BUICK ENCORE SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #29 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3327 0.78   1 POOR  
2016 AUDI A6 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #30 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3734 0.81   3 ?  
2016 AUDI A6 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #31 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3734 0.81   3 ?  
2016 VOLVO S60 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #32 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   5 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 VOLVO S60 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #33 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   5 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU LIMITED 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #34 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3583 0.86   1 POOR  
2016 NISSAN MAXIMA 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #35 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3479 0.89   5 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 NISSAN MAXIMA 4 DR FWD (later release) Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #36 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3479 0.89   5 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 SUBARU LEGACY 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #37 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3455 0.90   6 MARGINAL  
2016 SUBARU OUTBACK SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #38 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3455 0.90   6 ACCEPTABLE  
2016 CHRYSLER 200 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #39 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3447 0.91   5 MARGINAL  
2016 HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #40 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3285 0.97   ? POOR  
2016 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #41 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3285 0.97   ? POOR  
2016 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #42 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3285 0.97   6 POOR  
2016 KIA OPTIMA 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #43 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3285 0.97   6 POOR  
2016 HONDA ACCORD 2 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #44 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3240 0.98   6 MARGINAL  
2016 MAZDA MAZDA6 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #45 out of 755 vehicles for 2016) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3217 0.99   6 ACCEPTABLE  
                                     
2015 MERCEDES-BENZ ML-CLASS SUV 4WD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #1 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4722 0.34   5 ?  
2015 MERCEDES-BENZ ML-CLASS SUV RWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #2 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4722 0.34   5 ?  
2015 ACURA MDX SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #3 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4237 0.45   3 ?  
2015 ACURA MDX SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #4 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4237 0.45   3 ?  
2015 FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 4x2  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #5 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD PU 4651 0.45   1 ?  
2015 FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC 4x4  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #6 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD PU 4651 0.45   1 ?  
2015 VOLVO XC60 SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #7 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4172 0.47   5 ?  
2015 VOLVO XC60 SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #8 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4172 0.47   5 ?  
2015 KIA SEDONA VAN FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #9 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD VAN 4583 0.58   1 ?  
2015 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #10 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD VAN 4495 0.60   1 ?  
2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #11 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 4323 0.64   6 ?  
2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS 4 DR RWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #12 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 4323 0.64   6 ?  
2015 ACURA RLX 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #13 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3919 0.75   3 ?  
2015 CHEVROLET TRAX SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #14 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3327 0.78   NO ?  
2015 CHEVROLET TRAX SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #15 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3327 0.78   NO ?  
2015 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #16 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD /+(ACCEPTABLE) SUV 3330 0.78   2 ?  
2015 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #17 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD /+(ACCEPTABLE) SUV 3330 0.78   2 ?  
2015 BUICK ENCORE SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #18 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD /+(ACCEPTABLE) SUV 3327 0.78   1 ?  
2015 BUICK ENCORE SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #19 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD /+(ACCEPTABLE) SUV 3327 0.78   1 ?  
2015 VOLVO S60 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #20 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   5 ?  
2015 VOLVO S60 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #21 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   5 ?  
2015 CHEVROLET MALIBU 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #22 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3583 0.86   1 POOR  
2015 SUBARU LEGACY 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #23 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3455 0.90   6 ?  
2015 SUBARU OUTBACK SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #24 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3455 0.90   6 ?  
2015 CHRYSLER 200 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #25 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3447 0.91   5 MARGINAL  
2015 HONDA ACCORD 2 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #26 out of 791 vehicles for 2015) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3240 0.98   1 ?  
                                     
2014 MERCEDES-BENZ ML-CLASS SUV 4WD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #1 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4722 0.34   5 ?  
2014 MERCEDES-BENZ ML-CLASS SUV RWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #2 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4722 0.34   5 ?  
2014 ACURA MDX SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #3 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4237 0.45   3 ?  
2014 ACURA MDX SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #4 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4237 0.45   3 ?  
2014 VOLVO XC60 SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #5 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4172 0.47   5 ?  
2014 VOLVO XC60 SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #6 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4172 0.47   5 ?  
2014 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #7 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD VAN 4495 0.60   1 ?  
2014 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #8 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3330 0.78   2 ?  
2014 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #9 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 3330 0.78   2 ?  
2014 VOLVO S60 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #10 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   5 ?  
2014 VOLVO S60 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #11 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   5 ?  
2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #12 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3583 0.86   1 ?  
2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU ECO EASSIST 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #13 out of 692 vehicles for 2014) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3583 0.86   1 ?  
2013 VOLVO XC60 SUV AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #1 out of 733 vehicles for 2013) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4172 0.47   5 ?  
2013 VOLVO XC60 SUV FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #2 out of 733 vehicles for 2013) 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD SUV 4172 0.47   5 ?  
2013 VOLVO S60 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #3 out of 733 vehicles for 2013) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   5 ?  
2013 VOLVO S60 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #4 out of 733 vehicles for 2013) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   5 ?  
                                     
2012 VOLVO S60 4 DR AWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #1 out of 719 vehicles for 2012) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   ? ?  
2012 VOLVO S60 4 DR FWD  Meets SAFEST criteria (ranks #2 out of 719 vehicles for 2012) 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD CAR 3563 0.86   ? ?  
                                     

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* LEAST SAFE: rating(s) in the bottom quartile and/or NHTSA static rollover risk above the average risk for an SUV class vehicle and/or Compatibility Fatality Factor above 1.20

REDUCED SAFETY: rating(s) between the top and bottom quartiles and/or Compatibility Fatality Factor between 1.00-1.20

SAFETY INDETERMINATE: rating(s)  unknown however all known ratings are in the top quartile


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** The Compatibility Fatality Factor is the ratio of the driver fatality rate for a vehicle based on its class and weight versus the driver fatality rate for an average size passenger car (3200 lbs.). The relative weight of a vehicle compared with one it collides with in a head-on crash is a critical determinant of the forces the occupants are subjected to, however neither size or weight are evaluated in crash test ratings and must be evaluated separately. Vehicles with a Compatibility Fatality Factor greater than 1.0 have been culled from this safest vehicles list.

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*** The frontal collision avoidance system evaluation conducted by IIHS assigns 1-to-6 points to vehicles equipped with frontal collision-avoidance systems. The best score possible is 6 which requires a demonstrated reduction in impact speed of at least 22 m.p.h. Score = 1 indicates that only Collision Warning is available (not auto-brake) and "NO" designates that equipment is Not Offered by the manufacturer.  Note collision avoidance has not been factored into the safety assessment since collision avoidance cannot replace fundamental crashworthiness; however when vehicles have equivalent crash ratings and compatibility fatality factors the vehicle with the highest crash avoidance score is safer. Visit www.IIHS.org for score comparisons of optional vs. standard equipment.  [No vehicles prior to model-year 2013 have been evaluated.].


**** Headlamps performance ratings have not been factored into the safety assessment. Some vehicles offer multiple headlamps versions, depending on trim package and/or optional equipment and those ratings may be different. Visit www.IIHS.org for ratings of available headlamp versions.


 

+ IIHS has tested only 7 vehicles for passenger side--small overlap frontal impact. Driver side is the standard test however results are shown here for the SAFEST vehicles that were also subjected to passenger side impact. Learn more at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/vehicles-with-good-driver-side-protection-may-leave-passengers-at-risk


 





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