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Question 1: Which is the better indicator of vehicle safety: Vehicle size/weight or crashworthiness?

Answer 1: Neither. The safest vehicles have above average weight and the best possible crash ratings.

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Question 2: Which crash test agency has more reliable ratings: NHTSA or IIHS?

Answer 2: Neither. The safest vehicles have the best possible scores by both agencies in every rating category.


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The safest vehicles have BETTER THAN AVERAGE 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 IIHS.

 

The Safest 1% Passenger Vehicles for Model-Years 2016–2020

  7,574 vehicles have been evaluated for model-years 2011–2020: 1% meet SAFEST criteria; 19% have REDUCED SAFETY; 36% are LEAST SAFE; 44% have INDETERMINATE SAFETY.* .




  July 14, 2020   COMPATIBILITY NHTSA STAR RATINGS IIHS RATINGS
Year MODEL NAME SAFETY RANK     within the top  1%   
by year
Multi-Vehicle
 Crash Factor (MVCF)**
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 Frontal Impact-small overlap: Passenger side Vehicle-to-Vehicle Front Crash Prevention System*** Vehicle-to-Passenger Front Crash Prevention System**** Headlamp Performance Rating*****
   
                               
2020 AUDI Q8 SUV AWD  1 0.4 SUV 4,946 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,436 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 GOOD
2020 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV FWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2020 VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2020 VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV FWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2020 VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2020 VOLVO XC90 T8 SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2020 BMW X3 SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,190 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2020 BMW X3 SUV RWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,190 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2020 CADILLAC XT6 SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,295 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 CADILLAC XT6 SUV FWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,295 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 FORD EDGE SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,237 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 ACCEPTABLE
2020 FORD EDGE SUV FWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,237 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 ACCEPTABLE
2020 HYUNDAI PALISADE SUV FWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,243 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 GOOD
2020 KIA SORENTO SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,154 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 GOOD
2020 KIA SORENTO SUV FWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,154 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 GOOD
2020 VOLVO XC60 T5 SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,232 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2020 VOLVO XC60 T5 SUV FWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,232 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2020 VOLVO XC60 T6 SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,232 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2020 AUDI Q5 SUV AWD  4 0.7 SUV 4,114 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2020 VOLVO XC40 T4 SUV FWD  5 0.8 SUV 3,811 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 GOOD
2020 VOLVO XC40 T5 SUV AWD  5 0.8 SUV 3,811 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 GOOD
2020 GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD  6 0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 4 GOOD
2020 GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD  6 0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 4 GOOD
2020 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  6 0.9 VAN 4,327 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2020 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD  6 0.9 CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2020 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR FWD  6 0.9 CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2020 CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,460 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 ACCEPTABLE
2020 CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV FWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,460 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 ACCEPTABLE
2020 FORD ESCAPE HEV SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,480 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 FORD ESCAPE HEV SUV FWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,480 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 FORD ESCAPE SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,480 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 FORD ESCAPE SUV FWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,480 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 GOOD
2020 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 GOOD
2020 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 GOOD
2020 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 GOOD
2020 LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,480 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 LINCOLN CORSAIR SUV FWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,480 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2020 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 4 GOOD
2020 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 4 GOOD
2020 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,401 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 1 ACCEPTABLE
2020 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS SUV FWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,401 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 1 ACCEPTABLE
2020 SUBARU FORESTER SUV AWD  7 1.0 SUV 3,416 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 GOOD
                                     
2019 AUDI Q8 SUV AWD  1 0.4 SUV 4,946 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2019 SUBARU ASCENT SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,436 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2019 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2019 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV FWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2019 VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2019 VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2019 VOLVO XC90 T8 SUV AWD  2 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2019 BMW X3 SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,190 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2019 BMW X3 SUV RWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,190 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2019 FORD EDGE SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,237 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 ACCEPTABLE
2019 FORD EDGE SUV FWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,237 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 ACCEPTABLE
2019 GMC ACADIA SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,295 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2019 KIA SORENTO SUV AWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,154 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 GOOD
2019 KIA SORENTO SUV FWD  3 0.6 SUV 4,154 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 GOOD
2019 AUDI Q5 SUV AWD  4 0.7 SUV 4,114 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2019 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV 4WD  4 0.7 SUV 4,026 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? GOOD
2019 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV RWD  4 0.7 SUV 4,026 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? GOOD
2019 GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD  5 0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 4 GOOD
2019 GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD  5 0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 4 GOOD
2019 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  5 0.9 VAN 4,327 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2019 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD  5 0.9 CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2019 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR FWD  5 0.9 CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2019 CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV AWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,460 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 MARGINAL
2019 CHEVROLET EQUINOX SUV FWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,460 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 MARGINAL
2019 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2019 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2019 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 GOOD
2019 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 3 GOOD
2019 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 4 GOOD
2019 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 4 GOOD
2019 SUBARU FORESTER SUV AWD  6 1.0 SUV 3,416 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 GOOD
                                     
2018 LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2018 LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2018 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2018 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SUV FWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,551 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2018 VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2018 VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2018 VOLVO XC90 T8 SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2018 GMC ACADIA SUV AWD  2 0.6 SUV 4,295 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2018 AUDI Q5 SUV AWD  3 0.7 SUV 4,114 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2018 AUDI Q5 SUV AWD (later release) 3 0.7 SUV 4,114 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? MARGINAL
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV 4WD  3 0.7 SUV 4,026 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? GOOD
2018 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS SUV RWD  3 0.7 SUV 4,026 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 ? GOOD
2018 GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD  4 0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2018 GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD  4 0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2018 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN FWD  4 0.9 VAN 4,327 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2018 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD  4 0.9 CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2018 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR FWD  4 0.9 CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2018 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD  5 1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2018 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD  5 1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 5 ACCEPTABLE
2018 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  5 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2018 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  5 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2018 MAZDA CX-5 SUV AWD (later release) 5 1.0 SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 4 GOOD
2018 MAZDA CX-5 SUV FWD (later release) 5 1.0 SUV 3,498 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 5 4 GOOD
                                     
2017 LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2017 LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2017 VOLVO XC90 T5 SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2017 VOLVO XC90 T6 SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2017 VOLVO XC90 T8 SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,516 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2017 GMC ACADIA DENALI SUV AWD  2 0.6 SUV 4,295 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2017 GENESIS G80 4 DR AWD  2 0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2017 GENESIS G80 4 DR RWD  2 0.9 CAR 4,323 5 5 5 5 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2017 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR AWD  2 0.9 CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2017 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4 DR RWD  2 0.9 CAR 4,308 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? GOOD
2017 HONDA CR-V SUV AWD  3 1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2017 HONDA CR-V SUV FWD  3 1.0 SUV 3,396 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2017 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  3 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2017 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  3 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
                                     
2016 LINCOLN MKX SUV AWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2016 LINCOLN MKX SUV FWD  1 0.5 SUV 4,489 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? MARGINAL
2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV AWD  2 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? ACCEPTABLE
2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON SUV FWD  2 1.0 SUV 3,449 5 5 5 4 GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 6 ? 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 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%.

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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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** The 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). 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 Vehicle-to-Vehicle Front 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.] Vehicles within the safest 1% must receive a score of at least 5 points.

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**** The Vehicle-to-Pedestrian Front Crash Prevention System evaluation conducted by IIHS assigns 0-to-6 points to vehicles. Points are awarded based on the average speed reduction measured during five test runs. The best score possible of 6 points is achieved by reducing impact speed by 37 mph when the pedestrian is moving parallel to the vehicle and the system also warns the driver at least 2.1 seconds before impact. Due to the limited number of vehicles tested at this time the score for this system is not a criterion for inclusion in the safest 1%.

 

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



 



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