Crash Test Ratings: How Does Your Car Rank?

Nov 25, 2008 6:40pm

While auto sales are suffering in this economy, anyone shopping for a new vehicle has more safe choices than ever. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says 72 new cars and trucks earned its top safety award in front, side, and rear crash tests. Ford and Volvo led the list with 16 models. Honda and its Acura division followed with 13 winners. Chrysler was the only major automaker that didn’t make the list. For the first time, every category, from minicar to large SUVs has a winner. Here are some of the Top Safety Picks for 2009: Large pickups
Ford F-150
Honda Ridgeline
Tundra Large cars
Acura RL
Audi A6
Cadillac CTS
Ford Taurus
Mercury Sable
Volvo S80 Midsize cars
Acura TL, TSX
Audi A3, A4
BMW 3 series 4-door
Ford Fusion with optional ESC
Honda Accord 4-door
Mercedes C class
Mercury Milan with optional 4-door
Saab 9-3
Subaru Legacy
Volkswagen Jetta, Passat Large SUVs
Audi Q7
Buick Enclave
Chevrolet Traverse
Saturn Outlook Midsize SUVs
Acura MDX, RDX
BMW X3, X5
Ford Edge, Flex, Taurus X
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz
Infiniti EX35
Mercedes M class
Nissan Murano
Saturn VUE
Subaru Tribeca
FJ Cruiser, Highlander
Volvo XC90 Click here for the complete list.

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