2014 Top Safety Picks

Wednesday February 19, 2014

BrendaBoomer500px“This is great information for anyone that is car shopping. Feel free to share it!” Brenda Boomer | bboomer@peabodyinc.com To qualify for 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test. To qualify for 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must meet the TOP SAFETY PICK criteria, plus earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. Models that earn TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK are the best vehicle choices for safety within size categories. Size and weight influence occupant protection in serious crashes. Larger, heavier vehicles generally afford more protection than smaller, lighter ones. Thus, a small car that's a TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK doesn't necessarily afford more protection than a bigger car that doesn't earn the award.  indicates a TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner  indicates a TOP SAFETY PICK winner
Written by: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety