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The Insurance Industry's Safest New Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety designated 72 vehicles as winners of their top safety pick award. The award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting motorists in front, side and rear crashes and have anti-rollover technology called Electronic Stability Control, or ESC.

Large Cars

Ford Taurus X
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Ford Taurus X
  • Acura RL
  • Audi A6
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Ford Taurus
  • Lincoln MKS
  • Mercury Sable
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Volvo S80

Midsize Cars

  • Acura TL
  • Acura TSX
  • Audi A3
  • Audi A4
  • BMW 3-Series (4-door)
  • Ford Fusion (with optional ESC)
  • Honda Accord (4-door)
  • Mercedes C Class
  • Mercury Milan (with optional ESC)
  • Saab 9-3
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Volkswagen Jetta
  • Volkswagen Passat

Midsize Convertibles

2007 Honda Fit
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2007 Honda Fit
  • Saab 9-3
  • Volkswagen Eos
  • Volvo C70

Small Cars

  • Honda Civic (4-door with optional ESC, except Si)
  • Mitsubishi Lancer (with optional ESC)
  • Scion xB Subaru Impreza (with optional ESC)
  • Toyota Corolla (with optional ESC)
  • Volkswagen Rabbit (4-door)

Mini Car

  • Honda Fit (with optional ESC)

Minivans

  • Honda Odyssey
  • Hyundai Entourage
  • Kia Sedona

Large SUVs

  • Audi Q7
  • Buick Enclave
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • GMC Acadia
  • Saturn Outlook

Midsize SUVs

  • Acura MDX
  • Acura RDX
  • BMW X3
  • BMW X5
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Flex
  • Ford Taurus X
  • Honda Pilot
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Veracruz
  • Infiniti EX35 Lincoln MKX
  • Mercedes M Class
  • Nissan Murano
  • Saturn Vue
  • Subaru Tribeca
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Volvo XC90
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Small SUVs

  • Ford Escape
  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda Element
  • Mazda Tribute
  • Mercury Mariner
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Subaru Forester
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Volkswagen Tiguan

Large Pickups

  • Ford F-150
  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Toyota Tundra

Small Pickup

  • Toyota Tacoma

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.