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Safest Cars of 2011 Announced

Christina Houghton6 years ago

66 vehicles have been crowned with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Award for 2011. This award is given to vehicles that achieve the highest possible rating in protecting people in front, side, rollover and rear crashes. They must also be equipped with traction control as well as other standard equipment.

2011 Top Safety Pick Winners

Large cars:

  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Buick Regal
  • BMW 5 series (except 4-wheel drive and V8)
  • Cadillac CTS sedan
  • Ford Taurus
  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Infiniti M37/M56 (except M56x 4-wheel drive)
  • Lincoln MKS
  • Mercedes E class coupe
  • Mercedes E class sedan
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Volvo S80

Midsize cars:

  • Audi A3
  • Audi A4 sedan
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Chrysler 200 4-door
  • Dodge Avenger
  • Ford Fusion
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Kia Optima
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Mercedes C class
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Volkswagen Jetta sedan
  • Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • Volvo C30

Small cars:

  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Honda Civic 4-door models (except Si) with optional electronic stability control
  • Kia Forte sedan
  • Kia Soul
  • Mitsubishi Lancer sedan (except 4-wheel drive)
  • Nissan Cube
  • Scion tC
  • Scion xB
  • Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback (except WRX)
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Volkswagen Golf 4-door
  • Volkswagen GTI 4-door

Minicar:

  • Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback built after July 2010

Large SUV:

  • Volkswagen Touareg

Midsize SUVs:

  • Audi Q5
  • Cadillac SRX
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Dodge Journey
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Flex
  • GMC Terrain
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Kia Sorento built after March 2010
  • Lexus RX
  • Lincoln MKT
  • Mercedes GLK
  • Subaru Tribeca
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Venza
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo XC90

Small SUVs:

  • Honda Element
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Jeep Patriot with optional side torso airbags
  • Kia Sportage
  • Subaru Forester
  • Volkswagen Tiguan

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