The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that some of our top models are also the safest models the customer can choose.
IIHS said that along with its traditional rankings, they wanted to let the consumer know which vehicles were the safest, thus creating the TSP+ award.
“Of the 29 models evaluated so far in our small overlap frontal crash test, these 13 cars offer the highest level of all-around crash protection,” says Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “We’re pleased to recognize them with our new Top Safety Pick+ award for 2013.”
The list includes:
IIHS gave it high marks thanks to an all new redesigned that include changes to make the car even safer.
Both the coupe and sedan trims of the Honda Accord made the grade. Many safety upgrades to the Accord include the “lane changing camera,” a new camera installed on the right mirror that displays on the center console when you are turning into a potential blind spot.
New structural changes to the stylish Focus, along with lane departure warnings, helped place the Focus on the list.
As IIHS says “Subaru changed airbag control modules on the production line so side curtain airbags would deploy for improved head protection.” Other features such as speed control and Symmetrical All Wheel Drive help Subaru become the only manufacturer with two vehicles on this list.
Top Safety Pick+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test.
Congrats to those as the Top Safety Picks.