22 New Cars Ranked Top Safety Pick Plus By IIHS

By Ross Edwards
Thursday, Dec 26 2013 09:55

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made the requirements for its Top Safety Pick Plus award more stringent for 2014, awarding it to just 22 vehicles.

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick Plus award a vehicle needs to get the highest rating of “good” in the moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and rear crash tests, must earn a score of “good” or acceptable in the small overlap frontal crash test which imitates an impact with a tree or light pole at 40 mph, and must include front crash protection technology that will either warn a driver of an impending crash or automatically apply the brakes.

Of the 22 cars that qualified for the Top Safety Pick Plus award, Honda (along with Acura) had the most with five. Mazda, Subaru and Volvo each had three vehicles that earned Top Safety Pick Plus honors.

2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Winners:

Acura:

2014 Acura MDX

2014 Acura RLX

Ford:

2014 Ford Fusion

Honda:

2014 Honda Accord (coupe and sedan)

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid

2014 Honda Odyssey

Infiniti:

2014 Infiniti Q50

Lincoln:

2014 Lincoln MKZ

Mazda:

2014 Mazda3 (built after October 2013)

2014 Mazda6

2014 Mazda CX-5 (built after October 2013

Mercedes-Benz:

2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (built after August 2013)

Mitsubishi:

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

Subaru:

2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Legacy

2014 Subaru Outback

Toyota:

2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Toyota Prius (built after November 2013)

Volvo:

2014 Volvo S60

2014 Volvo S80

2014 Volvo XC60

 

Source: Kicking Tires.

Image via Kicking Tires.

 


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