IIHS Announces 2019 Top Safety Pick Winners



The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published its own list of 57 vehicles which got 2019 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards. The agency has begun implementing stricter criteria for the new awards cycle.

Vehicles must make a “Good” score from the passenger-side little stride evaluation to qualify for Top Safety Pick+, the agency’s greatest award. Previously, automobiles could get by using a “Acceptable” rating. The passenger-side test replicates what happens when the front right corner of a vehicle hits another vehicle or object at 40 mph.

Thirty vehicles obtained this award, also Subaru took the guide. Seven of its models–such as the Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza sedan and wagon, Legacy, Outback, along with weird RX–got the award. Other winners in this class include the Acura RDX, BMW 5 Series, BMW X3, Genesis G70, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Honda Insight, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Forte, Kia Niro hybrid and plugin, Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Lexus ES, Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz E-Class four-door sedan, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Toyota Avalon, and Toyota Camry.

The 2019 Kia Forte, an IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+ receiver, at the little overlap front driver-side check

These “+” vehicles need to make “Good” ratings in each crash category, in addition to a “Advanced” or “Superior” rating in front collision avoidance. They also need a “Good” headlight score to earn the award.

The Top Safety Pick award minus the “& bull rdquo; is a little less stringent since vehicles just need a “Acceptable” score from the passenger-side little overlap test along with the headlight test. Twenty-seven vehicles qualified for this award: Audi A3, Audi A4, BMW X2, Chrysler Pacifica, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio four-door sedan, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Elantra GT, Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and plugin, Hyundai Santa Fe XL, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Cadenza, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-9, Mercedes-Benz C-Class four-door sedan, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Altima, Nissan Kicks, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Corolla four-door hatch, Toyota Highlander, and Subaru Forester.

The Pilot earned a “Acceptable” score from the passenger-side test, which prevented it from making the “& amp rdquo; differentiation. In the instance of this Accent, Kicks, Pacifica, Pathfinder, and Highlander, it had been “Acceptable” ratings from the passenger-side test along with the headlight test that dropped short.

Numerous brands failed to be eligible for any award. These include Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Ram, along with Tesla. Volvo is absent in the list due to missing passenger-side little overlap test outcomes.

IIHS will keep on doling out awards because it assesses additional versions for your 2019 cycle.

Source: IIHS

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