Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases Top Pick & Top Pick Plus

New Safety Category for IIHS in 2014

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the car and trucks with the Top Safety Pick + and Top Safety Pick for 2014.

The list is as follows:

Small cars

  • Honda Civic 4-door
  • Mazda 3 (built after October 2013)
  • Toyota Prius (built after November 2013)

Midsize moderately priced cars

  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Accord 2-door
  • Honda Accord 4-door
  • Mazda 6
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback

Midsize luxury/near-luxury cars

  • Infiniti Q50
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Volvo S60

Large luxury cars

  • Acura RLX
  • Volvo S80
  • Small SUVs
  • Mazda CX-5 (built after October 2013)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Subaru Forester
  • Midsize SUV
  • Toyota Highlander

Midsize luxury SUVs

  • Acura MDX
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class (built after August 2013)
  • Volvo XC60
  • Minivan
  • Honda Odyssey

Except for the Volvo S60, S80 and XC60 and the hybrid version of the Honda Civic 4-door, vehicles listed under Top Safety Pick+ qualify for that award only when equipped with optional front crash prevention. Front crash prevention isn't available on nonhybrid versions of the Civic.


  • Chevrolet Spark

Small cars

  • Dodge Dart
  • Ford Focus
  • Honda Civic 2-door
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Scion tC
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru XV Crosstrek

Midsize moderately priced cars

  • Chrysler 200 4-door
  • Dodge Avenger
  • Kia Optima
  • Nissan Altima
  • Toyota Camry (built after December 2013)
  • Volkswagen Passat

Midsize luxury/near-luxury car

  • Acura TL

Small SUV

  • Mitsubushi Outlander Sport

Midsize luxury SUV

  • Volvo XC90

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from crashes on the nation’s roads.


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