More Models Rank for Safety

By Staff Writer December 27, 2018

Nearly five dozen 2019 models meet stricter criteria to qualify for a 2019 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The 30 first-tier "plus" award winners earn the highest rating for passenger-side protection in a small overlap front crash and have good-rated available headlights, while the 27 winners of the second-tier award qualify with an acceptable or higher rating in the newest IIHS crash test and the nighttime headlight evaluation.

All 57 vehicles in this group earn good ratings in the Institute's five other crashworthiness evaluations and have an available automatic emergency braking system that rates advanced or superior for front crash prevention. IIHS now requires a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test to earn a Top Safety pick versus an acceptable or good rating for the 2018 award.

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