Three new cars have been added to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) top safety pick list, an award which is bestowed on vehicles that receive the top ratings in all crash tests performed.
The Chevy Malibu Eco, Hyundai Azera, and Toyota Prius C are the newest recipients of the top safety pick award. The Malibu Eco is a redesigned model, which only took the honor after the update. The Prius C is an all new model, and now joins the Prius V and regular Prius as a top safety pick. As for the Azera, it had been tested previously, but only the new iteration of the car took home a top safety pick award.
The IIHS tests impact results for crashes from the rear, side, and front, as well as roof rigidity and in car whiplash protection.