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What are some of the safest cars according to Nationwide Insurance?

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Subaru and Toyota dominate Nationwide's Insurance's 2015 list of the world's safest cars. The Japanese exporters placed seven vehicles on Nationwide's list of 10 small and mid-size cars with the highest safety ratings.

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Nationwide highlighted the Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius v and Lexus 200h.

Also on the list are the Volvo S60, Mazda 3, Subaru Impreza and Subaru XV Crosstrek. The only U.S. vehicle to make the 2015 list is the Chrysler 200.

Nationwide's list is based on research from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The Institute has produced a list of top safety picks since 2006 based on a battery of tests and measurements on crash prevention. Categories studied range from small, medium-sized and large luxury cars, as well as large pickups, minivans, and medium and large SUVs. Nationwide publishes its list of safest cars annually to help parents as they shop for vehicles for teenage drivers. Cars on the list earned advanced or superior ratings for front-end crash protection.

Nationwide also publishes an annual list of the 10 safest used cars for teens. Nationwide's 2014 list included the Saab 9-5 and Honda Accord sedans, as well as the Buick Regal, Ford Taurus and Volvo S80.

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