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Tech & Science IIHS' picks for the safest cars you can buy in 2020 are out, and no pickup trucks or minivans made the cut — see the full list

18:40  14 february  2020
18:40  14 february  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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IIHS ' picks for the safest cars you can buy in 2020 are out , and no pickup trucks or minivans made the cut — see the full list . Scroll down to learn which 64 cars are the safest you can buy , according to IIHS . The 23 Top Safety Pick Plus award winners are listed first, followed by the 41 Top

IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity. Start typing a make and/or model, and a list of choices will appear. You can specify a year

a car parked on the side of a road: The Subaru WRX. The Subaru WRX.
  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its list of safest models for 2020, with 64 cars qualifying.
  • IIHS factors in things like crashworthiness, headlights, and collision-prevention technology to choose which vehicles earn its Top Safety Pick awards.
  • The Top Safety Pick Plus title, awarded to 23 vehicles this year, is reserved for cars that come with good-quality headlights as standard.
  • Hyundai claims the most winners overall, while Mazda receives the most Top Safety Pick Plus awards of any brand.
  • No pickup trucks or minivans made the list.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, otherwise known as IIHS, has released its yearly list of the safest new cars, awarding the title of Top Safety Pick to 64 vehicles for 2020. Twenty-three of those vehicles received the highest honour of "Top Safety Pick Plus," and no pickup trucks or minivans made the list.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ( IIHS ) has released its list of the safest vehicles to buy in 2020 . All of the Top Safety Picks earned Good ratings in the six different crash tests they are subject to The full list of top picks is below and the scores for all vehicles can be found at iihs .org/ratings.

Notably absent on either list this year were minivans and pickups . IIHS noted that vehicles can qualify for the honors later in the year if the automakers make mid-year upgrades. 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick winners. Small cars : Honda Civic coupe, Civic hatchback, Civic sedan, Hyundai Elantra

IIHS evaluates cars in terms of things like crashworthiness, safety technology, and headlights at its Virginia facility, rating US models alongside the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and giving out awards if they perform well enough. Automakers then paste those awards across their advertisements, as you surely already know.

IIHS generally uses four ratings - good, acceptable, marginal, and poor - and to qualify for Top Safety Picks, vehicles must receive a "good" rating across all six of its crash tests. They also need to offer available front-crash-prevention technology that's satisfactory in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian situations.

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On Thursday, we learned the first batch of cars that meet the more stringent criteria, and just over 60 models made the cut so far, according to IIHS testing. The latter is a big challenge since automakers could simply make the higher rated headlights available on a various trims and still walk away with a

The list is longer than ever, and that’s despite stricter evaluation standards this year. The IIHS focuses its efforts on the industry’s best-selling vehicles, which tends leave out low-volume sports You can see the full lists of 2020 award winners and ratings for all evaluated new and used makes

IIHS began evaluating headlights in 2016, and this year, it only awarded the Top Safety Pick Plus title to vehicles that come equipped with "good" or "acceptable" headlights as standard. Automakers often offer an array of headlights on different trims of the same model, giving lower-priced models headlights with IIHS' worst ratings while higher ones get headlights with the best ratings.

Top Safety Picks still need to offer "good" or "acceptable" headlights as an option, but they don't have to be standard - meaning buyers can still get priced out of good visibility at night.

Scroll down to learn which 64 cars are the safest you can buy, according to IIHS. The 23 Top Safety Pick Plus award winners are listed first, followed by the 41 Top Safety Picks.

Top Safety Pick Plus Winners

a close up of a sign: The IIHS awards. The IIHS awards.

Below are the 23 cars that earned the highest of IIHS' safety awards for 2020, the Top Safety Pick Plus.

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As cars have become safer , the IIHS 's tests have become more rigorous. A vehicle must earn Good Click through to see the 64 makes and models that earned the Institute's highest safety awards. No minivans or pickups qualify for either award so far this year. That could change if automakers make

In addition to crashworthiness and technology evaluations, winners of this award have to offer "good" or "acceptable" headlights as standard - not optional, like the Top Safety Pick winners can get away with.

Acura RDX

a blue car parked on the side of a road: The Acura RDX. The Acura RDX.

Audi A6

a small blue car with a mountain in the background: The Audi A6. The Audi A6.

Cadillac XT6

a car driving on a road: The Cadillac XT6. The Cadillac XT6.

This only applies to Cadillac XT6 models built after October 2019.

Genesis G70

a car driving on a road: The Genesis G70. The Genesis G70.

This only applies to Genesis G70 models built after December 2019.

Genesis G80

a car parked on the side of a road: The Genesis G80. The Genesis G80.

Honda Insight

a car parked in front of a building: The Honda Insight. The Honda Insight.

Hyundai Nexo

a car parked on the side of a road: The Hyundai Nexo. The Hyundai Nexo.

Lexus ES

a car driving on a road: The Lexus ES. The Lexus ES.

Lexus NX

a close up of a car: The Lexus NX. The Lexus NX.

Mazda 3 hatchback

a car parked in front of a building: The Mazda 3 hatchback. The Mazda 3 hatchback.

Mazda 3 sedan

a person driving a car: The Mazda 3 sedan. The Mazda 3 sedan.

Mazda 6

a car parked on a city street: The Mazda 6. The Mazda 6.

Mazda CX-3

a car parked on a city street: The Mazda CX-3. The Mazda CX-3.

Mazda CX-5

a red car parked on the side of a road: The Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-5.

This only applies to Mazda CX-5 models with available front crash prevention.

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The IIHS has named its 2020 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + award winners. Meet the safest vehicles on the road in 2020 , at least according to the pre-eminent crash testing Adding up the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands’ vehicles that made the lists brings a total of 17 models, with three

Mercedes also made the list thanks to the E-Class sedan and GLC crossover. 47 vehicles earned the Top Safety Pick award and the updated requirements mean they Trucks and minivans had a poor showing overall but the Chrysler Pacifica as well as the Honda Odyssey and Ridgeline made the cut .

Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan

a close up of a car: The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan.

This only applies to Mercedes C-Class sedan models with available front crash prevention.

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The 2018 list of the safest vehicles is out and just 15 earned the highest rating, down from 69 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made it more difficult to be named a Top Safety Pick Plus. Kia and Subaru models were among the highest rated; no minivans , pickups or mini- cars made the cut .

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

a car driving on a road: The Mercedes-Benz GLE. The Mercedes-Benz GLE.

This only applies to Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class models built after July 2019, with available front crash prevention.

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Nissan Maxima

a car parked in a parking lot: The Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima.

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

a car parked on the side of a road: The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Subaru Forester

a car parked on a dirt road: The Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester.

Subaru Legacy

a car parked on the side of a mountain road: The Subaru Legacy. The Subaru Legacy.

Subaru Outback

a car parked in a field with a mountain in the background: The Subaru Outback. The Subaru Outback.

This only applies to Subaru Outback models built after October 2019.

Tesla Model 3

a car parked next to a body of water: The Tesla Model 3. The Tesla Model 3.

Toyota Camry

a car parked in a parking lot: The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD. The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD.

Top Safety Pick Award Winners

a close up of a sign: The IIHS awards. The IIHS awards.

The cars that follow still won an IIHS Top Safety Pick title, with their caveat being that "good" or "acceptable" headlights are only optional - not standard.

If you're considering one of the models below, pay attention to trim levels and use that model's individual IIHS rating page to determine which headlights you're getting, and whether they will be safe enough for you.

Audi A7

a car parked on a city street: The Audi A7. The Audi A7.

Audi Q8

a car parked in front of a building: The Audi Q8. The Audi Q8.

BMW 3 Series

a blue car driving on a mountain road: The 2019 BMW 3 Series. The 2019 BMW 3 Series.

Chevrolet Equinox

a red car parked in a parking lot: The Chevrolet Equinox. The Chevrolet Equinox.

Ford Edge

a car parked on the side of a building: The Ford Edge. The Ford Edge.

Ford Escape

a car driving down a dirt road: The Ford Escape. The Ford Escape.

Honda Accord

a red car parked on the side of a road: The Honda Accord Sport. The Honda Accord Sport.

Honda Civic coupe

a yellow car parked on the side of a mountain: The Honda Civic coupe. The Honda Civic coupe.

Honda Civic hatchback

a car parked on the side of a road: Honda Civic hatchback. Honda Civic hatchback.

This does not apply to the Honda Civic Type R variant, according to IIHS.

Honda Civic sedan

a blue car parked on the side of a road: The Honda Civic. The Honda Civic.

Honda CR-V

a blue car driving on a city street: The Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V.

Hyundai Elantra

a car parked on the side of a road: The Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Elantra.

This only applies to Hyundai Elantra models with available front crash prevention.

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Hyundai Elantra GT

a car parked in front of a building: The Hyundai Elantra GT. The Hyundai Elantra GT.

This only applies to Hyundai Elantra GT models with available front crash prevention.

Hyundai Kona

a red car parked on the side of a road: The Hyundai Kona. The Hyundai Kona.

This only applies to Hyundai Kona models with available front crash prevention.

Hyundai Palisade

a car parked on the side of a road: The Hyundai Palisade. The Hyundai Palisade.

Hyundai Santa Fe

a car driving on a city street: The Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe.

Hyundai Sonata

a car parked in a parking lot: The Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata.

Hyundai Tucson

a car parked on the side of a road: The Hyundai Tucson. The Hyundai Tucson.

This only applies to Hyundai Tucson models with available front crash prevention.

Hyundai Veloster

a car parked in front of a building: The Hyundai Veloster. The Hyundai Veloster.

This only applies to Hyundai Veloster models with available front crash prevention.

Kia Forte

a car parked in a pool of water: The Kia Forte. The Kia Forte.

This only applies to Kia Forte models with available front crash prevention.

Kia Sorento

a car parked on the side of a snow covered mountain: The Kia Sorento. The Kia Sorento.

This only applies to Kia Sorento models with available front crash prevention.

Kia Soul

a car parked next to a body of water: The Kia Soul. The Kia Soul.

This only applies to Kia Soul models with available front crash prevention.

Kia Sportage

a car driving down a dirt road: The Kia Sportage. The Kia Sportage.

Kia Stinger

a red car parked in a parking lot: The Kia Stinger GT2. The Kia Stinger GT2.

This only applies to Kia Stinger models with available front crash prevention.

Kia Telluride

a car parked on the side of a dirt road: The Kia Telluride. The Kia Telluride.

Lexus RX

a car parked on the side of a building: The Lexus RX. The Lexus RX.

Lexus UX

a car parked on the side of a road: The Lexus UX. The Lexus UX.

Lincoln Corsair

a car parked on a rocky beach: The Lincoln Corsair. The Lincoln Corsair.

Mazda CX-9

a car parked on pavement near a forest: The Mazda CX-9. The Mazda CX-9.

This only applies to Mazda CX-9 models with available front crash prevention.

Nissan Altima

a car parked on the side of a road: The Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe.

This only applies to Nissan Altima models with available front crash prevention.

Subaru Ascent

a car covered in snow: The Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent.

Subaru Crosstrek

a car parked in front of a building: The Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru Crosstrek.

This only applies to Subaru Crosstrek models with available front crash prevention.

Subaru Impreza five-door

a car parked on the side of a road: The Subaru Impreza five-door. The Subaru Impreza five-door.

This only applies to Subaru Impreza five-door models with available front crash prevention.

Subaru Impreza sedan

a airplane that is driving down the highway: The Subaru Impreza sedan. The Subaru Impreza sedan.

This only applies to Subaru Impreza sedan models with available front crash prevention.

Subaru WRX

a car parked on the side of a road: The Subaru WRX. The Subaru WRX.

This only applies to Subaru WRX models with available front crash prevention.

Toyota Corolla hatchback

a blue car on a road: The Toyota Corolla hatchback. The Toyota Corolla hatchback.

Toyota Corolla sedan

a car parked in front of a building: The Toyota Corolla sedan. The Toyota Corolla sedan.

Toyota RAV4

a car parked on the side of a mountain: The Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road. The Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road.

Volkswagen Tiguan

a car parked in a field: The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Volvo S60

a red car parked on the side of a mountain: The 2019 Volvo S60. The 2019 Volvo S60.

Volvo XC40

a car parked on the side of a mountain: The 2019 Volvo XC40. The 2019 Volvo XC40.

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