Top Safety Pick+: 5 Best Cars in a Crash

by Nate Wooley | March 8, 2013 11:21 am

Top Safety Pick+: 5 Best Cars in a Crash

Honda 2 300x191 Top Safety Pick+: 5 Best Cars in a Crash[1]Five new cars have won the insurance industry’s award for being safest in a crash.

The Top Safety Pick+ award, doled out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, goes to vehicles that have done well in previous crash tests and also passed a new small overlap frontal crash test, reports Bloomberg[2].

The five newest entries on the list — the Honda (NYSE:HMC[3]) Civic 2- and 4-door, Ford’s (NYSE:F[4]) Lincoln MKZ, Volvo’s (PINK:VOLVY[5]) XC60 and Mazda’s (PINK:MZDAF[6]) 2013 Mazda 6 — all won the award yesterday. The five are an addition to the list that already includes 13 other vehicles[7] that were given the award last year.

The insurance industry group developed the new tests to measure how well vehicles dealt with front-end collisions. That type of collision accounts for nearly 25% of deaths and serious injuries in collisions.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Honda-2.jpg
  2. reports Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-07/honda-civics-lincoln-mazda-volvo-on-top-safety-list.html
  3. HMC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HMC
  4. F: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=F
  5. VOLVY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VOLVY
  6. MZDAF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MZDAF
  7. 13 other vehicles: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr122012_TSP.html
  8. Subaru Recalls 47K Cars Over Self-Starting Risk: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/subaru-recalls-47k-cars-over-self-starting-risk/
  9. 5 Hottest Cars at the Geneva Motor Show: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/5-hottest-cars-at-the-geneva-motor-show/
  10. Consumer Reports: Top Car Picks for 2013: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/consumer-reports-top-car-picks-for-2013/

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