So … what are the safest cars on the road today in 2013?
Well, here’s one list — we’ll let you decide whether you agree.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published its annual list of Top Safety Picks.
These are the vehicles they say offer “superior crash protection.”
Their higher-tier Top Safety Pick+ award is given to cars with good ratings for protecting occupants in several measures.
To give you an idea of how difficult it is to earn the latter honor — 117 were given the former while only 13 garnered the other.
Surprisingly, most of those did not belong to the luxury sedan category.
In fact, the Volvo S60 and the Acura TL were the only two luxury sedans that made the list. The other 11 cars were: The Honda Accord (BOTH the sedan and coupe, see picture inset above) Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy and Outback, Volkswagen Passat and the Suzuki Kizashi.
See the link to the press release from Autoblog here.