Safest Vehicles of 2010 Model Year

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Nov 20, 2009 in Car Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its top safety picks earlier this week to 19 passenger cars and eight SUVs for the 2010 model year.

Ford, Subaru and Volkswagen lead the annual list of the safest new vehicles. The number of awards this year (27) was dramatically reduced from last year (94) because of tougher requirements for roof strength.

Heres a list of the winning manufacturers and the models:

Ford Motor Co. Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80, Volvo C30, Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC90

Subaru Legacy, Outback, Impreza, Tribeca and Forester

Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, Golf, Audi A3 and Tiguan

Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey and Jeep Patriot

General Motors Buick LaCrosse and Chevy Mailbu

Honda Civic and Element

Nissan Cube

Kia Soul

Mercedes C class

The criteria used to test these vehicles includes: protection in front, side and rear crash tests; all vehicles must have electronic stability control, or ESC; and, roof strength evaluation.

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