Safety-Conscious Car Buyers Now Have 90 Top-Rated Vehicles to Choose From

Detail of a simulated car accident.

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“It is nice to see more and more manufacturers realize that advanced crash avoidance technology should be seen as standard equipment, and not part of luxury add-on packages,” said Jason Levine.

By Herb Weisbaum
March 1, 2021

Whether it’s an SUV for you, or a compact car for the teenage driver in the house, you want any new vehicle you buy to be as safe as possible. You now have more choices than ever.

A record number of 2021 models earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): 90 made the list compared with 64 last year.

Based on IIHS tests, these 90 vehicles provide good protection to passengers in a crash, have headlights that sufficiently light the road ahead with less glare for oncoming drivers, and have effective front crash protection technology.

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