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from IIHS

71 vehicles earn Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards from IIHS.

IIHS inaugurated the Top Safety Pick in the 2006 model year to help consumers more easily evaluate and select vehicles with the best safety performance. The Top Safety Pick+ award was introduced in 2012 to recognize vehicles that offer an advanced level of safety.

In the award count, Toyota leads manufacturers with nine 2016 Top Safety Pick+ winners, including the popular Camry midsize car, while Honda picks up eight Top Safety Pick+ awards. Volkswagen/Audi has seven plus-award winners. Six Subaru models qualify for Top Safety Pick+.

Here are the winners of the 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, grouped by small SUVs; midsize SUVs; midsize luxury SUVs; minicar; small cars; midsize moderately priced cars; midsize luxury/near-luxury cars; large family cars; and large luxury cars:

Small SUVs

Fiat 500X (built after July 2015)

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Honda CR-V

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Hyundai Tucson

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control,
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Mazda CX-5

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights (optional).

Subaru Forester

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Toyota RAV4

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Seat cushion airbag: A separate airbag in the forward portion of the front passenger seat cushion to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Midsize SUVs

Honda Pilot

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Nissan Murano

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Midsize luxury SUVs

Acura MDX

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Acura RDX

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Audi Q5

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear seat-mounted torso airbags (optional).
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control to minimize the possibility of rollover.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Programmable daytime running lights.

Lexus NX

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Seat cushion airbag: A separate airbag in the forward portion of the front passenger seat cushion to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Volvo XC60

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Built-in child restraints (optional).
  • Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Volvo XC90

Front crash preventionSuperior.

  • Side airbags: Head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Built in child restraints (optional).
  • Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights. 

Minicar

Scion iA

Front crash preventionAdvanced.

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Small cars

Acura ILX

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2016 models).
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Lexus CT 200h

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Mazda 3 4-door sedan | Mazda 3 4-door hatchback

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

 Subaru Crosstrek

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Subaru Impreza 

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Subaru WRX

Front crash prevention: Superior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

 Volkswagen Golf (4-door hatchback and SportWagen models)

Front crash prevention: Advanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (2015 and later SportWagen models and beginning with 2016 model Golf and GTI 4-door hatchbacks built after June 2015).
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Volkswagen GTI (4-door models)

Front crash prevention: Advanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2016 models built after June 2015).
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Midsize moderately priced cars

Chrysler 200

Front crash prevention: Superior (with optional equipment).

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: Separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Programmable daytime running lights.

Honda Accord 4-door sedan

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Honda Accord 2-door coupe

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Mazda 6

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2016 models).
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Nissan Maxima

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Subaru Legacy

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Seat cushion airbags: Separate airbags in the forward portion of the driver and passenger seat cushions to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

 Subaru Outback

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Seat cushion airbags: Separate airbags in the forward portion of the driver and passenger seat cushions to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Toyota Camry

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2015 models).
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: Separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Toyota Prius v

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights (beginning with 2014 models).

Volkswagen Jetta

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Volkswagen Passat

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2016 models).
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Midsize luxury/near luxury cars

Audi A3

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear seat-mounted torso airbags (optional).
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: Separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

BMW 2 series

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: Separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Programmable daytime running lights.

Lexus ES

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2016 models).
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: Separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Volvo S60

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2013 models).
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Volvo V60

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Large family car

Toyota Avalon

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: Separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Large luxury cars

Acura RLX

Front crash preventionSuperior.

Safety features:

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Audi A6 (built after Jan. 2015)

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear seat-mounted torso airbags (optional).
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: Separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Hyundai Genesis

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights .

Infiniti Q70 (does not apply to V8 4WD models)

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.

Lexus RC

Front crash preventionAdvanced (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: Separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear seat-mounted torso airbags (optional).
  • Rollover sensor: Designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover.
  • Driver knee airbag: A separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Automatically adjusting head restraints in front seats move up or down as seats are adjusted forward or rearward.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Programmable daytime running lights.

Volvo S80

Front crash preventionSuperior (with optional equipment).

  • Side airbags: Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags.
  • Electronic stability control.
  • Built-in child restraints (optional).
  • Antilock brakes.
  • Daytime running lights.
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