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71 Vehicles Qualify for 2015 Top Safety Pick Awards

| December 26, 2014

IIHS crash test

The number of vehicles earning top nods from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s two awards has jumped to 71 from 39 this time last year – all despite a tougher standard for front crash prevention.

“This is the third year in a row that we are giving automakers a tougher challenge to meet,” says IIHS President Adrian Lund. “The quest for Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards is driving improvement in the small overlap front crash test and getting manufacturers to offer automatic braking technology on more and more vehicles.”

While the bar has been raised for Top Safety Pick+, the criteria for Top Safety Pick are unchanged: a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test and a good rating in each of the Institute’s four other crashworthiness evaluations — moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.

Top winners in a range of categories included:

Minicars:

  • Chevrolet Spark
  • Honda Fit

Small Cars:

  • Lexus CT 200h
  • Mazda 2
  • Subaru Impreza

Midsize Moderately Priced:

  • Chrysler 200
  • Mazda 6
  • Subaru Legacy

Large Luxury Cars:

  • Acura RLX
  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Infiniti Q70
  • Lexus RC
  • Mercedes-Benz E Class

SUVs:

  • Honda CR-V
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Acura MDX
  • Lexus NX

The complete list of vehicles can be found here:  http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/safety-gains-ground-more-vehicles-earn-top-honors-from-iihs

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