IIHS Releases List of 2012 'Top Safety Picks'
Top crashworthiness picks, from minicars to large pickup trucks, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The IIHS ranks crashworthiness as "good," "acceptable," "marginal" or "poor" based on "performance in high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, plus evaluations of seat-head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts." In order to earn the Top Safety Pick designation, the vehicle must achieve the highest possible rank of "good" in all four tests.
A partial list of Top Safety Pick vehicles appears below, along with a link to the IIHS safety ratings. The full list of winning 2012 vehicles from the IIHS can be found here.
Midsize moderately priced cars:
Midsize luxury/near-luxury cars:
Large family cars:
Large luxury cars:
Midsize luxury SUVs:
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