The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts vehicle tests each year to form a list of Top Safety Picks. This testing determines how well a vehicle protects its occupants during a crash.
To qualify, the vehicle must earn good ratings in various categories including: frontal crash testing, roof strength testing, head restraint testing, and overall headlight rating. The models that pass are chosen for the Top Safety Pick for their size and weight. The size and weight of a vehicle heavily influences the protection of occupants in crashes.
Listed below are a few highlights of the 2019 Top Safety Picks by the IIHS:
For the full list of the 2019 Top Safety Picks and the specific rating for each model, click here.