The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its list of the safest cars for 2014.
The list includes several different categories for vehicles, including small cars, SUVs and minivans.
Here are the requirements for cars to make it on IIHS’ safest cars list.
TOP SAFETY PICK requires good performance in the Institute’s moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and, for the first time, good or acceptable performance in the small overlap front test introduced in 2012. The same level of performance in those tests, along with at least a basic rating for front crash prevention, is required for the higher accolade, TOP SAFETY PICK+.
Here are the small cars that made the Top Safety Pick+ list.
- Honda Civic 4-door
- Mazda 3
- Toyota (TM) Prius
Here are the small cars that made the Top Safety Pick list.
- Dodge Dart
- Ford (F) Focus
- Honda Civic 2-door
- Hyundai Elantra
- Scion tC
- Subaru Impreza
- Subaru XV Crosstrek