Which Is the Safest Car?


Quick Answer

For the 2015 model year the cars considered safest include the Lexus CT 200h, Mazda 3, Infinity Q70 and Mercedes E Class, as noted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS. These cars received the IIHS's 2015 Top Safety Pick+ notations.

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In order to receive the top safety pick honor, vehicles must earn good ratings in head restraint, roof strength, moderate overlap front and moderate overlap side tests and acceptable or good ratings in the small overlap front test as well as a superior or advanced rating for front crash prevention, as long as the vehicle is equipped with the technology. In addition, four small SUVs, one midsize SUV, four midsize luxury and one minivan also earned the top safety honor.

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