The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released the results from a new safety test for mid-sized vehicles.
Both SUVs and cars for the 2013 and 2014 model years were tested by the institute. The tests focused on new systems meant to deter front-end collisions. The institute performs its safety tests for the insurance industry, which funds its research, the Associated Press notes.
The new test uses a rating system based on collision data collected by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).
Seven mid-sized vehicles received the institute’s highest rating in the tests. Vehicles that featured automatic braking and front-end collision warnings systems typically outscored vehicles lacking those systems.
Cars and SUVs from General Motors (GM), Subaru and Volvo dominated the top scorers.
Here are the even vehicles that earned the institute’s “superior” rating for front end crash prevention:
- Cadillac ATS
- Cadillac SRX
- Subaru Legacy
- Subaru Outlook
- Mercedes C-Class
- Volvo S60
- Volvo XC60
Earlier this year, GM’s Chevy Impala surprised many observers when it was rated the best sedan for 2014 by Consumer Reports.