IIHS: Here Are the Top Safety Picks for 2017

Only 38 cars made this year's list

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its 2017 top safety picks.

IIHSThe selection includes 2017 model year that have the highest standards of safety. The organization has become stricter than ever this year, ensuring that only the cream of the crop make the list.

Only 38 vehicles made the top safety picks selection for 2017, which is less than half of the 79 models revealed in 2016. IIHS examines about 200 models that it considers for the selection.

“We’ve raised the bar,” IIHS President Adrian Lund said in an interview. “Automakers have not focused enough attention on whether or not headlamps are aimed such that they light up the road for the driver ahead of them.”

He added that there are vehicles that look great and even have fancy maneuvers that appear to offer it more safety, but in reality fail to meet the expectations promised by their flashy features.

Here is the selection:

Small cars

  • Chevrolet Volt (NYSE:GM)
  • Hyundai Elantra (sedan only)
  • Mazda 3
  • Toyota Corolla (NYSE:TM)
  • Toyota Prius

Mid-size cars

  • Honda Accord 4-door
  • Mazda 6, Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Prius v
  • Volkswagen Jetta

Mid-size luxury cars

  • Audi A4
  • Lexus ES 350
  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo V60

Large luxury cars

  • Genesis G80
  • Genesis G90
  • Lexus RC

Small SUVs

  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Subaru Forester
  • Toyota RAV4

Mid-size SUVs

  • Honda Pilot (NYSE:HMC)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe

Mid-size luxury SUVs

  • Acura MDX
  • Acura RDX
  • Audi Q5
  • Buick Envision
  • Lexus NX
  • Lexus RX
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
  • Volvo XC60

Minivan

  • Chrysler Pacifica

Large pickup

  • Honda Ridgeline

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