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Provide a free, public service to guide consumers on the use of vehicle crash test ratings and fatality data—to save lives.

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Since 2003 InformedForLife.org has helped over 1/2 million visitors find the safest vehicles!

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On a typical day in the U.S. there are 17,000 motor vehicle accidents, injuring 7,000 people and killing 102.

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Choose your vehicle as though your life depends on it!



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Three Ways to See Safety Assessments on this Website:


1. ► Lookup detailed safety assessment for any specific 2011-2019 vehicle by model-year and model name

2. ► Go directly to the listing of the safest one percent of vehicles. These vehicles meet more stringent safety criteria than IIHS and NHTSA combined!

3. ► Open pdf file listing of all vehicles, displaying ratings and safety category [safest, least safe, reduced safety and  indeterminate safety]* 










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1.) Lookup Safety Assessment and Ratings for any Specific 2011–2019 Passenger Vehicle Here

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Click the down arrowsnext to Year, Make, Model, Styleand then press GO to see the safety evaluation for your vehicle.

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Data are updated frequently. Latest update: Mar 15, 2019








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►2.) The safest vehicles are represented by the intersection of the circles and are listed below



The safest vehicles have BETTER THAN AVERAGE WEIGHT COMPATIBILITY**, are rated 5-STARS OVERALL by NHTSA, and meet TOP SAFETY PICK criteria by IIHS. They also have a NHTSA side-impact rating of 5-Stars, a rollover rating of at least 4-Stars, and a front crash prevention system rated Superior by IIHS.

The Safest 1% Passenger Vehicles for Model-Years 2016–2019

 

  6718 vehicles have been evaluated for model-years 2011–2019: 1% meet SAFEST criteria; 18% have REDUCED SAFETY; 37% are LEAST SAFE; 45% have INDETERMINATE SAFETY.* .



  Mar 15, 2019
  COMPATIBILITY NHTSA STAR RATINGS IIHS RATINGS
Year Model Name (by Ranking within Model-Year) Safety Rank (#1 is best of the safest 1%)  Multi-Vehicle Crash Factor** Class Vehicle Weight (lbs.) Overall Frontal Impact Side Impact Static Rollover Risk Frontal Impact-moderate overlap Side Impact Rear Impact Roof Strength Frontal Impact-small overlap: Driver side Front Crash Prevention         System Score*** Frontal Impact-
small overlap: Passenger side
Headlamp Performance Rating****
2019 SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD  #1 of SAFEST 1% 0.5 SUV 4,436 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2019 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV AWD  " " SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD MARGINAL
2019 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV FWD  " " SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD MARGINAL
2019 GMC ACADIA SUV AWD  " " SUV 4,295 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2019 KIA SORENTO SUV AWD  #2 of SAFEST 1%
0.6 SUV 4,154 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2019 KIA SORENTO SUV FWD  " " SUV 4,154 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2019 AUDI Q5 SUV AWD  #3 of SAFEST 1% 0.7 SUV 4,114 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD MARGINAL
2019 GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD  #4 of SAFEST 1%
0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2019 GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD  " " CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2019 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  " " VAN 4,327 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2019 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD
" " CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2019 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR FWD
" " CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2019 CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV AWD  #5 of SAFEST 1% 1.0 SUV 3,460 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2019 CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV FWD  " " SUV 3,460 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2019 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  " " SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2019 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  " " SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2019 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD  " " SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD GOOD
2019 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD  " " SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD GOOD
2019 SUBARU FORESTER SUV AWD " " SUV 3,416 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
                                   
2018 LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD  #1 of SAFEST 1% 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2018 LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD  " " SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2018 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV AWD  " " SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD MARGINAL
2018 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV FWD  " " SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD MARGINAL
2018 GMC ACADIA SUV AWD  #2 of SAFEST 1%
0.6 SUV 4,295 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2018 AUDI Q5 SUV AWD  #3 of SAFEST 1% 0.7 SUV 4,114 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD MARGINAL
2018 AUDI Q5 SUV AWD (later release) " " SUV 4,114 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD MARGINAL
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV 4WD  " " SUV 4,026 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD GOOD
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV RWD  " " SUV 4,026 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD GOOD
2018 GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD  #4 of SAFEST 1%
0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2018 GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD  " " CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2018 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  " " VAN 4,327 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2018 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD  " " CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2018 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR FWD  " " CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2018 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD  #5 of SAFEST 1%
1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2018 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD  " " SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2018 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  " " SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2018 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  " " SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2018 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD (later release) " " SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD GOOD
2018 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD (later release) " " SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 GOOD GOOD
                                   
2017 LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD  #1 of SAFEST 1% 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2017 LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD  " " SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2017 GMC ACADIA DENALI SUV AWD  #2 of SAFEST 1%
0.6 SUV 4,295 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2017 GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD  #3 of SAFEST 1%
0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2017 GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD  " " CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2017 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD
" " CAR 4,308 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2017 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD " " CAR 4,308 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD GOOD
2017 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD  #4 of SAFEST 1%
1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2017 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD  " " SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2017 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  " " SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2017 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  " " SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
                                   
2016 LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD  #1 of SAFEST 1% 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2016 LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD  " " SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD MARGINAL
2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  #2 of SAFEST 1%
1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE
2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  " " SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 GOOD ACCEPTABLE

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A.) SAFEST: all crash ratings in top quartile and NHTSA static rollover risk 4/5-Stars (no greater than the average rollover risk for an SUV class vehicle) and multi-vehicle crash factor not greater than 1.0 (driver fatality rate based on class/weight is not greater than the rate for the average passenger vehicle) and headlamp performance rated better than poor and front crash prevention system rated 5/6 (designated "superior" by IIHS which means frontal impact speed is reduced at least 10 m.p.h.)

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B.) LEAST SAFE: any crash rating in the bottom quartile and/or NHTSA static rollover risk 1/2/3Stars (which is above the average risk for an SUV class vehicle) and/or multi-vehicle crash factor above 1.20 (driver fatality rate based on class/weight is at least 20 percent higher than the rate for the average passenger vehicle). Note: A vehicle is not classified as least safe if its only deficiencies are IIHS frontal crash prevention system score and headlamp performance rating.

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C.) REDUCED SAFETY: a vehicle that is not LEAST SAFE but has a least one crash rating between the top and bottom quartiles and/or multi-vehicle crash factor between 1.001.20 and/or IIHS frontal crash prevention system score less than 5 and/or IIHS headlamp performance rated poor.

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D.) SAFETY INDETERMINATE: any rating unknown, however, all known ratings meet the safest criteria.

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(For descriptions of vehicles used to perform crash tests use the search tool above to lookup individual vehicles.)

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** The MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH Factor is the ratio of the driver fatality rate for a vehicle based solely on its class and weight versus the average driver fatality rate for all passenger vehicles in multi-vehicle crashes (23 deaths per million registered vehicle-years). It is a measure of vehicle compatibility. 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 assessed separately.

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*** The FRONTAL CRASH PREVENTION System evaluation conducted by IIHS assigns 1-to-6 points to vehicles equipped with frontal collision-prevention systems. The best score possible is 6 which requires a demonstrated reduction of impact speed of at least 22 m.p.h. Score = 5 demonstrated a reduction of 10-to-21 m.p.h. IIHS classifies scores of 5 or 6 as Superior. [In IIHS's 2018 report evaluating safety equipment they reported that auto-brake systems reduced front-to-rear crashes with injuries by 56 percent.]


**** Some vehicles offer multiple headlamps versions, depending on trim package and/or optional equipment and may perform differently than those rated above.



 



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.►3.) pdf file showing safety assessment and ratings for all 20112018 vehicles

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