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 The safest vehicles are represented by the intersection of the circles and are listed below
 

The safest vehicles have better than average VEHICLE WEIGHT COMPATIBILITY*, are rated 5-STARS OVERALL by NHTSA, meet TOP SAFETY PICK criteria by IIHS, have a NHTSA side-impact rating of 5-Stars, a rollover rating of at least 4-Stars, and a vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system rated at least 5 points by IIHS8,356 vehicles have been evaluated for model-years 2011–2022: 1% meet SAFEST criteria; 19% have REDUCED SAFETY; 35% are LEAST SAFE; 45% have INDETERMINATE SAFETY due to incomplete ratings data.**

 

Safest 1% for Model-Year 2021

Ranked by vehicle weight compatibility* (#1 = best)

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''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 1 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 2   2022 ''''''''''''''' VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 3   2022 ''''''''''''''' VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 4   2022   VOLVO XC90 T6 RECHARGE SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 5   2022   VOLVO XC90 T8 RECHARGE SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 6 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 7 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' TESLA MODEL Y  5-SEAT SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 8 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' TESLA MODEL Y 7-SEAT SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 9 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' AUDI AUDI Q5 SPORTBACK SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 10 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' AUDI AUDI Q5 SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 11 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' HYUNDAI SANTA FE HYBRID SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 12 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 13 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' NISSAN MURANO SUV
  14   2022   VOLVO XC40 T4 FWD SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 15   2022   VOLVO XC40 T5 AWD SUV
  16 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' GENESIS G80 4 DR
  17 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 18 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' HONDA CR-V HYBRID SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 19 ''''''''''''''' 2022 ''''''''''''''' HONDA CR-V SUV
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''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 1 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' AUDI Q8 SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 2 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' MERCEDES-BENZ GLE CLASS SUV 4WD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 3 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' LINCOLN NAUTILUS SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 4 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 5 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 6 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 7 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' BMW X3 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 8 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' CADILLAC XT6 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 9 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' CHEVROLET BLAZER SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 10 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' FORD EDGE SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 11 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' FORD EXPLORER HEV SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 12 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' FORD EXPLORER SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 13 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' FORD F-150 SUPER CAB PU/EC
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 14 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' FORD F-150 SUPER CREW PU/CC
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 15 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' GMC ACADIA SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 16 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 17 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' LINCOLN AVIATOR SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 18 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' TESLA MODEL Y 5-SEAT SUV (later release)
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 19 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' TESLA MODEL Y 7-SEAT SUV (later release)
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 20 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' VOLVO XC60 T5 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 21 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' VOLVO XC60 T6 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 22 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' AUDI Q5 SPORTBACK SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 23 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' AUDI Q5 SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 24 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' MERCEDES-BENZ GLC SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 25 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' HYUNDAI SANTA FE HYBRID SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 26 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 27 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' NISSAN MURANO SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 28 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' VOLVO XC40 T4 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 29 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' VOLVO XC40 T5 SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 30 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' CHRYSLER PACIFICA VAN FWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 31 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' GENESIS G80 4 DR
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 32 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 33 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 34 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' FORD BRONCO SPORT SUV 4WD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 35 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' FORD ESCAPE HEV SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 36 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' FORD ESCAPE SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 37 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' HONDA CR-V HYBRID SUV AWD 
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 38 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' HONDA CR-V SUV
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 39 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV
  40 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV
  41 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' MAZDA CX-30 SUV
  42 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' MAZDA CX-5 SUV
  43 ''''''''''''''' 2021 ''''''''''''''' SUBARU FORESTER SUV AWD 

 

 

 

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* VEHICLE WEIGHT COMPATIBILITY, measured by MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH FACTOR (MVCF), 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).

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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

**SAFETY CATEGORIES:

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 vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system rated 5/6 (designated "superior" by IIHS which means frontal impact speed is reduced at least 10 m.p.h.). Due to the limited number of vehicles tested for Vehicle-to Passenger front crash prevention system at this time the score for this system is not a criterion for the safest 1%.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

 
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