Tougher IIHS Standards Mean Fewer Top Safety Picks

Just 39 cars made the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick for the 2014 model year, compared with 130 models in 2013.

The major reason for the decrease is the inclusion of the small overlap crash—a test that measures the ability of a vehicle’s front corner to take damage when colliding with a stationary object—into the series of tests the IIHS runs. Before this year, vehicles did not need to perform particularly well in this test to still receive the Top Safety Pick rating (the difference between Pick+ and Pick is that Pick+ vehicles are equipped with optional front crash prevention.)

Just because a vehicle is a Top Safety Pick doesn’t mean you should skimp on coverage. Call McSweeney & Ricci Insurance today to find out exactly how much auto coverage you need to ensure you and your family are protected.

2014 Top Safety Picks
If you plan to purchase a new vehicle in 2014, consider a Top Safety Pick to help protect you and your family.

To Safety Pick+
Honda Civic 4-door
Mazda 3
Toyota Prius
Ford Fusion
Honda Accord 2 & 4 door
Mazda 6
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback
Infinity Q50
Lincoln MKZ
Volvo S60
Acuta RLX
Volvo S 80
Mazda CX-5
Mitsubishi Outlander
Subaru Forester
Toyota Highlander
Acura MDX
Mercedes M-Class
Volvo XC60
Honda Odyssey

Top Safety Pick
Chevrolet Spark
Dodge Dart
ford Focus
honda Civic 2-door
Hyundai Elantra
Scion IC
Subaru Impreza
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Chrysler 200 4 0door
Dodge Avenger
Kia Optima
Toyota Camry
Volkswagen Passat
Acura IL
Mitsubushi Outlander Sport
Volvo XC 90

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