SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is out with its Top Safety Picks and Top Safety Picks Plus for 2013.
IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. To qualify for the 2013 Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations and no less than acceptable in the fifth test. To qualify for the 2013 Top Safety Pick award, vehicles must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap frontal test, side impact, rollover and rear tests, regardless of their rating in the small overlap frontal test.
Among the Top Safety Picks + this year are the 2013 Honda Civic and Accord, , Dodge Avenger, Kia Optima, Acura TL, Lincoln MKZ, Volvo S60, and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
For a complete listing and explanation, go to the IIHS website here, 2013 Top Safety Picks IIHS.
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