Safest Cars 2019: IIHS names its Top Safety Pick+ cars


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IIHS has published a list of its Top Safety Pick+ choices for 2019 and it includes 30 vehicles.

These cars have earned the highest rating for passenger-side protection during the small overlap front crash and feature headlights rated as “good” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Since the Top Safety Pick+ honor was introduced back in 2013, IIHS has constantly increased its strictness, forcing carmakers to permanently take actions towards improving their cars’ safety levels.

“We challenged manufacturers to provide the best possible protection in a range of crash scenarios and equip vehicles with an automatic emergency brake system to avoid crashes, as well as offer headlights that give drivers confidence when travelling at night.”

This year’s rankings see a wealth of Asian brands offer a top-shelf performance, including the likes of Subaru (who has seven Top Safety Pick+ cars), Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Lexus.

So here they are, every Top Safety Pick+ car that’s been rated so by the IIHS, split into segments.

Small cars

Honda Insight

Hyundai Elantra (models built after September 2018)

Kia Forte

Kia Niro Hybrid

Kia Niro Plug-in-Hybrid

Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru Impreza 4-door Sedan

Subaru Impreza wagon

Subaru WRX

Midsize cars

Hyundai Sonata

Kia Optima

Subaru Legacy

Subaru Outback

Toyota Camry

Midsize luxury cars

Genesis G70

Lexus ES

Large cars

Toyota Avalon (models built after September 2018)

Large luxury cars

BMW 5 Series

Genesis G80

Genesis G90

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door Sedan

Small SUVs

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-5

Midsize SUVs

Hyundai Santa Fe

Kia Sorento

Subaru Ascent

Midsize luxury SUVs

Acura RDX


Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz GLE

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