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2015 IIHS Top Vehicle Safety Picks

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Some of our parents or grandparents might remember a time before seat belts and air bags. In the past few years though, we’ve seen advanced technology incorporated into every aspect of the ride. Now, our cars park themselves, brake on their own, and warn us if someone’s in our blind spot.

From tires to wires, everything in our cars these days is designed to keep us safer than ever before. Safety has taken center stage in vehicle manufacturing and development, and 2015’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) annual vehicle safety report reflects that shift in the industry.

For almost a decade, the IIHS has tested the cars we all drive and annually releases a list of top safety picks, based on how well our cars protect us in a crash. This year, 71 models out of nearly 200 tested received the highest honors…almost double the number of models selected just last year!

See the full 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick list, and see if your car (or next vehicle) made the safety cut. Those safety features might just earn you an auto insurance discount:

Small / Midsized Vehicles

Minicars:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Spark
  • 2015 Honda Fit

Small cars:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2015 Dodge Dart
  • 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid
  • 2015 Ford Focus
  • 2015 Honda Civic 2-door coupe
  • 2015 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
  • 2015 Hyundai Elantra
    (Applies only to sedan models)
  • 2015 Kia Soul
  • 2015 Lexus CT 200h*
    (with optional front crash prevention. Applies only to vehicles built after September 2014)
  • 2015 Mazda 3*
    (with optional front crash prevention. 4-door hatchback | 4-door sedan)
  • 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman
  • 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer
    (Does not apply to Ralliart and Evolution models)
  • 2015 Scion FR-S
  • 2015 Scion tC
  • 2015 Subaru BRZ
  • 2015 Subaru Impreza*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Subaru WRX
  • 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Toyota Prius*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf
    (Applies only to 4-door models)
  • 2015 Volkswagen GTI
    (Applies only to 4-door models)

Large / Luxury Cars

Midsize luxury/near luxury cars:

  • 2015 Acura TLX*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Audi A3*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 BMW 2 series*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Infiniti Q50*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Lincoln MKZ
  • 2015 Volvo S60
  • 2015 Volvo V60

Large family cars:

  • 2015 Toyota Avalon

Large luxury cars:

  • 2015 Acura RLX*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Infiniti Q70*
    (with optional front crash prevention. Does not apply to V8 4-wheel-drive models)
  • 2015 Lexus RC*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Mercedes E class*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Volvo S80*

SUVS / Vans

Small SUVs:

  • 2015 Honda CR-V*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Mazda CX-5*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • 2015 Nissan Rogue
  • 2015 Subaru Forester*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Toyota RAV4
    (Applies only to vehicles built after November 2014)

Midsize SUVs:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2015 GMC Terrain
  • 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2015 Toyota Highlander*
    (with optional front crash prevention)

Midsize luxury SUVs:

  • 2015 Acura MDX*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Infiniti QX60
  • 2015 Lexus NX*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Mercedes M class*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Volvo XC60

Minivans:

  • 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • 2015 Kia Sedona
  • 2015 Toyota Sienna*
    (with optional front crash prevention)

Midsize moderately priced cars:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2015 Chrysler 200*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Ford Fusion
  • 2015 Honda Accord 2-door coupe
  • 2015 Honda Accord 4-door sedan
  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2015 Kia Optima
  • 2015 Mazda 6*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Nissan Altima
  • 2015 Subaru Legacy*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Subaru Outback*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Toyota Camry*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Toyota Prius v*
    (with optional front crash prevention)
  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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